luck

noun
ADJECTIVE
better, good, great
blind, dumb (AmE), plain, pure, sheer

It was sheer luck that we met like that.

random
amazing, extraordinary, incredible
bad, cruel (BrE), hard, ill, poor (esp. BrE), rotten, terrible, tough, unfortunate

It was rotten luck to be sick on the day of the interview.

… OF LUCK
piece, stroke

By a stroke of luck I came across it in a local bookshop.

VERB + LUCK
have

I haven't had much luck recently.

bring (sb), give sb

This ring has always brought me good luck.

wish sb

I wished her luck for the future.

need
chance, try

I decided to try my luck at the roulette wheel.

ride (BrE)

We rode our luck (= our luck continued) towards the end of the game.

press (AmE), push

Don't push your luck!

bemoan (esp. BrE)
LUCK + VERB
desert sb (esp. BrE), run out

It looks as though our luck's finally run out.

continue, hold

If our luck holds, we should win.

change, turn

He went on gambling, sure his luck was about to change.

strike

More bad luck struck last week.

PREPOSITION
by … luck

By sheer luck we managed to get out in time.

for luck

I always carry it with me, just for luck.

in luck

You're in luck—there are just two tickets left.

out of luck

I had hoped there would be another train, but I was out of luck.

with luck

With luck, we'll get there before it closes.

PHRASES
as luck would have it

As luck would have it, my brother offered me his apartment.

beginner's luck

I don't know why I did so well—it must be beginner's luck.

better luck next time

If you didn't win a prize, better luck next time.

can't believe your luck

He couldn't believe his luck when the other candidate for the job withdrew.

just my luck

Just my luck to get the broken chair!

luck is on your side

I thought I was going to miss the train but luck was on my side.

make your own luck

You make your own luck in business.


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