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1 luck /ˈlʌk/ noun
1 luck
/ˈlʌk/
noun
Learner's definition of LUCK
[noncount]
: the things that happen to a person because of chance : the accidental way things happen without being planned
◊ When luck is on your side or luck is with you, your luck is good. When luck is against you, your luck is bad.
: good fortune : good luck
: success in doing or getting something

as luck would have it

used to say that something happened because of good or bad luck

bad luck

or British hard luck
used in speech to show sympathy for someone who has failed or has been disappointed

best of luck

informal
used to say that you hope someone will succeed
see also wish someone (the best of) luck (below)

better luck next time

used to say that you hope someone will have more success in doing or trying something in the future

down on your luck

◊ When you are down on your luck, your luck is bad.

good luck

used to say that you hope someone will succeed
informal used to say that you think what someone is trying to do is difficult or impossible

in luck

◊ When you are in luck, something that you want to do is possible.

just my luck

informal
used to say that bad or unpleasant things often happen to you because you are unlucky

Lady Luck

or lady luck
used to refer to luck as if it were a woman

no such luck

informal
used to say that you could not do or have something you wanted

out of luck

◊ When you are out of luck, something that you want to do is not possible.

push your luck

or US press your luck
◊ If you are pushing/pressing your luck, you are taking more risks than you should or you are asking for more favors than you should.

the luck of the draw

used to say that the result of something cannot be controlled and depends on chance

tough luck

informal
Tough luck can be used in speech to show sympathy for someone who has failed or has been disappointed, but it is more commonly used in an ironic way to show that you do not feel sympathy for someone.

try your luck

◊ To try your luck at something is to do something in the hope that you will succeed.

wish someone (the best of) luck

: to say that you hope someone will have success

— luckless

/ˈlʌkləs/ adjective
2 luck /ˈlʌk/ verb
lucks; lucked; lucking
2 luck
/ˈlʌk/
verb
lucks; lucked; lucking
Learner's definition of LUCK

luck into

[phrasal verb]
luck into (something) US, informal
: to find or get (something) because of good luck

luck out

[phrasal verb]
US, informal
: to have good luck
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