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Ways of saying that something or someone is lucky

lucky (old) you/me etc

used for saying that something good has happened or will happen. This expression often shows that, in fact, you think something is bad

thank God/goodness/heaven(s)

used for saying that you are lucky to have something

fortune smiles on someone/something

used for saying that someone or something is lucky and successful

there but for the grace of God (go I)

used for saying that if you were less lucky you might be in the same bad situation as someone else

luck is on someone’s side

if luck is on your side, things happen the way that you want them to

some people have all the luck

used for saying that someone has more success than they deserve

(it’s) all right for someone

used for saying that someone is lucky because they do not have the same problems as you

(it’s) all right for some (people)

used for saying that you think someone is very lucky

third time lucky

you say this when someone is successful the third time that they try something, after they failed the first two times

(it’s a) good job

used for saying that it is lucky that you did something, or lucky that something happened

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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