After that, despite any hard-luck stories, I might have thought of quitting.
They are prone to giving money to someone with a hard-luck story.
No one with a hard-luck story ever appealed to him in vain.
Meeting anybody in Baghdad these days involves listening to a hard-luck story, most of which is likely to be true.
The one who knew he'd always been a sucker for a hard-luck story and a pair of big, brown eyes.
The commission does not track how many of these hard-luck stories have happy endings.
They are the hard-luck stories of the century's end, and they really aren't so hard at all.
My mother couldn't turn away anyone with a hard-luck story.
There's a woman with a hard-luck story who leads him to a change of heart.
And no matter what price they settled on, the car would reveal its own hard-luck story before too long.