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Luck and luckiness

beginner’s luck

noun

unusual success that you have when you start doing something new

charmed

adjective

extremely lucky or fortunate

fortuitous

adjective

happening by chance, especially in a way that is lucky or convenient

fortunate

adjective

lucky, especially because you have more advantages than other people

fortunate

adjective

lucky because you have avoided something bad

fortunate

adjective

used about a situation or event that is lucky for you

fortunately

adverb

used for emphasizing that something good has happened, especially because of good luck

fortune

noun

luck, especially good luck

hot

adjective

very lucky

jammy

adjective

very lucky

lottery

noun

a situation where everything depends on luck or chance

luck

noun

success that you have by chance and not because of anything that you do

luck

noun

an influence that seems to make things, especially good things, happen to people for no particular reason

luckily

adverb

used for saying that something happens in a good or lucky way

lucky

adjective

if you are lucky, something good happens to you as a result of luck

lucky

adjective

happening as a result of good luck and not because of anything that you do

lucky

adjective

bringing you good luck

miracle

noun

something extremely lucky that would not normally be possible

miraculous

adjective

extremely lucky and unexpected

pot luck

noun

a situation in which you do not know what to expect, but you hope that it will be good

providential

adjective

happening by chance at a time that suits you

smile

verb

if something such as luck or heaven smiles on you, you are successful, or you have good luck

trot

noun

a period of time in which you have a particular kind of luck

fluky

adjective

fortuitously

adverb

miraculously

adverb

a stroke/piece of luck

something that happens by chance and that helps you to achieve something

as luck would have it

used for saying that you were or were not lucky in some way

in luck

able to get or do something that you wanted that did not seem likely

more by luck than judgment

used for saying that something happened because of luck and not because of someone’s skill or intelligence

someone’s lucky day

a day when something good happens to someone

the luck of the draw

used for saying that people have limited control over what life brings them

third time lucky

used for saying that the third time you try something you will be successful when the first two times you were not successful

when your ship comes in

used for talking about a time when you will have good luck

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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