hard cheese

hard cheese
noun
bad luck
Hypernyms: ↑misfortune, ↑bad luck, ↑tough luck, ↑ill luck

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Slang.
an unpleasant, difficult, or adverse situation: It's hard cheese for the unskilled worker these days.
[1875-80]

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hard cheese (informal)
Hard luck
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Main Entry:cheese
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hard cheese noun (slang)
Bad luck (chiefly as interjection)
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Main Entry:hard

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hard cheese,
Especially British Slang. hard luck.

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I
Brit., informal used to express sympathy over a petty matter
II
n. see cheese I

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ˌhard ˈcheese idiom
(BrE, informal) used as a way of saying that you are sorry about sth, usually ironically (= you really mean the opposite)
Main entry:hardidiom

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