In Sweet Smell of Success (1957), press agent Sidney lectures his newspaper columnist J.J's sister Susan, whose hang around the terrace:

Sidney: You tiptoe around on those bird legs of yours, nervous and incompetent... with a fatality for doing wrong, picking wrong...and giving up even before you start a fight!

What does "fatality" mean here?

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It means: you are fated to do wrong.

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