tough luck
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British pronunciation/tˈʌf lˈʌk/
American pronunciation/tˈʌf lˈʌk/
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used to convey sympathy or understanding in response to someone's difficult or unfortunate situation

is 'tough luck' always used sympathetically?

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The phrase "tough luck" can be used sarcastically to dismiss someone's misfortune or to imply that they are responsible for their own difficulties. In a sarcastic context, "tough luck" is often delivered with a tone of mockery or indifference, suggesting that the speaker lacks sympathy or empathy for the individual's situation.

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an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

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