I am giving a competitive exam. During my exams my brother got ill, so all my family members went to the hospital in order to examine my brother. Home alone, I learn that they will not return for two days, then I got ill with a serious allergy so that I can't even write my exams.

Is there any proverb to explain above situation?

Editing to above context is valid.


When it rains it pours:

many difficult things always happen at the same time


Also delivered as, It never rains but it pours:

Good (or bad) things do not just happen a few at a time, but in large numbers all at once.


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    Isn't there another particularly appropriate to this situation? Something like "Trouble comes in threes."
    – Paul Rowe
    Mar 23 '15 at 18:16

It's (just) one thing after another!

  • something that you say when bad things keep happening to you.

    • We had our car stolen last week. It's one thing after another at the moment.



Misfortunes never come singly.


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