from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Experiencing a period of misfortune or inability to succeed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bitten by a snake.
  • adj. Experiencing a period of bad luck; unlucky.
  • adj. Jumpy, as if expecting to struck by sudden misfortune.


snake +‎ bit (Wiktionary)


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