Exclam. Bad luck! See 'hard cheese!'.

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  • Hard lines — Hard Hard (h[aum]rd), a. [Compar. {Harder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Hardest}.] [OE. hard, heard, AS. heard; akin to OS. & D. hard, G. hart, OHG. herti, harti, Icel. har[eth]r, Dan. haard, Sw. h[*a]rd, Goth. hardus, Gr. kraty s strong, ka rtos, kra tos …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard lines — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard lines. — British & Australian, informal something that you say in order to express sympathy for someone. I failed my driving test again. Hard lines …   New idioms dictionary

  • hard lines —  1. Bad luck. (Excl.)  2. Unfortunate. Usu. hard lines on Unfortunate for …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hard lines — ► hard luck (or lines) Brit. informal used to express sympathy or commiserations. Main Entry: ↑hard …   English terms dictionary

  • Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks — Song infobox Name = Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks SorA = Artist = Pantera Album = Far Beyond Driven Released = March 15, 1994 track no = 6 Recorded = 1993 Genre = Groove metal Length = 7:01 Writer = Composer = Label = Eastwest Records Producer =… …   Wikipedia

  • hard lines — interjection Expressed to someone suffering misfortune. Syn: Bad luck, Hard luck, Hard cheese …   Wiktionary

  • hard lines — noun plural Date: 1824 chiefly British hard luck often used interjectionally …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hard lines — This is another way of saying hard luck or bad luck …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • hard lines — Chiefly Brit. Slang. tough luck; bad breaks. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

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