a star-crossed day


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Hi all, is it correct to speak of "a star-crossed day" to mean "an unlucky day"? For example:

I hit my head this morning. Then I lost my wallet, and after that I got a parking ticket from the cop. What a star-crossed day!

Many thanks!
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    In a poetic sense, I suppose. But I don't think I've ever really heard the phrase used outside of the Shakespearean expression "star-crossed lovers."

    I would think it quite imaginative / cute if I heard it, but it certainly is not a common idiom.
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