stroke of luck (or good luck)

stroke of luck (or good luck)
stroke of luck (or good luck)
a fortunate unexpected occurrence.
stroke

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  • stroke of luck — A fortunate occurrence • • • Main Entry: ↑stroke * * * stroke of luck (or good luck) a fortunate occurrence that could not have been predicted or expected …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) stroke of luck — something good that happens to you by chance. Phil was driving up to Manchester that evening and gave me a lift so that was a stroke of luck. By a stroke of luck, someone at work happened to be selling very cheaply exactly the piece of equipment… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Luck — Luck, n. [Akin to D. luk, geluk, G. gl[ u]ck, Icel. lukka, Sw. lycka, Dan. lykke, and perh. to G. locken to entice. Cf. 3d {Gleck}.] That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one s interests or happiness, and which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Luck penny — Luck Luck, n. [Akin to D. luk, geluk, G. gl[ u]ck, Icel. lukka, Sw. lycka, Dan. lykke, and perh. to G. locken to entice. Cf. 3d {Gleck}.] That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one s interests or happiness, and which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luck — luck1 W3S2 [lʌk] n [U] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(success)¦ 2 bad luck 3¦(chance)¦ 4 with (any) luck/with a bit of luck 5 wish somebody (the best of) luck 6 good luck/best of luck 7 good luck to somebody 8 any luck?/no luck? 9 be in luck …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • luck — 1 noun (U) 1 GOOD FORTUNE something good that happens by chance: have luck (with sth): Did you have any luck with the job application? | You re not having much luck today, are you? | Good luck!/Best of luck!: Good luck tomorrow in the exam! |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • luck — n 1. chance, mere chance, happy chance, happenstance, fortuity, serendipity; fortune or Fortune, Lady or Dame Fortune, Irish Eng. Inf. cess; Lady Luck, wheel of fortune or chance, heads or tails, roll or cast or toss or throw of the dice;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • luck — n. success good fortune 1) to bring luck 2) to try one s luck (at smt.) 3) to press, push one s luck 4) pure, sheer luck 5) beginner s luck 6) one s luck improves, turns; runs out 7) a bit, stroke of luck 8) luck at, in (luck at gambling) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stroke — stroke1 S3 [strəuk US strouk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(illness)¦ 2¦(swimming/rowing)¦ 3¦(sport)¦ 4¦(pen/brush)¦ 5 at a/one stroke 6 on the stroke of seven/nine etc 7 stroke of luck/fortune 8 stroke of genius/inspiration etc 9¦(hit) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stroke — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 of a brush, pen, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ broad (often figurative), thick ▪ I will outline in broad strokes our main ideas. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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