three-time loser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Believed to be from losing three legal cases in a row. Going to prison three times made one a three-time loser.

Noun[edit]

three-time loser (plural three-time losers)

  1. Someone with bad luck or poor skills who consistently loses.
    He'll never make anything of himself. He's just a three-time loser.

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