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    have struck a bad patch

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    You must have struck a bad patch. You seem to have run into the type of society woman whose whole life is wrapped up in beauty parlors and whose knowledge of world affairs is gleaned from odd scraps of other people’s conversation that she is incapable of understanding.

    have struck a bad patch = be in a bad patch = be unlucky

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V


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    Re: have struck a bad patch

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    You must have struck a bad patch. You seem to have run into the type of society woman whose whole life is wrapped up in beauty parlors and whose knowledge of world affairs is gleaned from odd scraps of other people’s conversation that she is incapable of understanding.

    have struck a bad patch = be in a bad patch = be unlucky

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V
    Yes, you are right.It means to pass through a bad or unfortunate period
    (not permanently)

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    Re: have struck a bad patch

    Looks that way to me too.

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