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I would like to ask how to describe a situation when you always try to do sth but it always fails. You always turn things upside down, is "I am just so in luck" enough?

Edit: for instance whenever you buy a new car you have car accident , you buy new laptopt it will be damaged quickly .

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  • Welcome to ELL! Do you mean, clumsy? (i.e., clumsy situation) dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/clumsy
    – shin
    Commented Mar 19, 2016 at 12:14
  • Can you give us an example of a failure? Are you talking about physical problems like knocking things over, or social problems like saying the wrong thing? Money? Or just everything?
    – JavaLatte
    Commented Mar 19, 2016 at 12:22
  • for instance whenever you buy a new car you have car accident , you buy new laptopt it will be damaged quickly . Commented Mar 19, 2016 at 12:39
  • This may be helpful: english.stackexchange.com/questions/187944/…
    – shin
    Commented Mar 19, 2016 at 12:43
  • You might say "Just my luck!" This is an idiomatic saying that means, roughly, "This is the kind of fortune I always have!"
    – stangdon
    Commented Mar 19, 2016 at 15:35

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If a person buys things, the items may be damaged easily if:

  1. Careless. - the person moves 'rashly', causing the damage
  2. Clumsy. - the person isn't well coordinated, causing the damage
  3. Unlucky. - the person is not careless nor clumsy, but force majeure (unavoidable accident) causes the damage.

So, based on your question, the person is just 'unlucky' or 'dogged by misfortune'?

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You are subject to Murphy's Law:

Murphy's law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

Example: When you drop a piece of toast it will always land buttered side down.

See also The ultimate collection of Murphy's laws.

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