A boy would better put 15 luck out of his mind if he means to accomplish anything.
Here's Mr Gordon did have a stroke of luck out there;—quite wonderful!
"I am a machinist, and want to try my luck out West," said another young man hailing from a manufacturing town in Massachusetts.
Well, belike they were lovers bickering, and we may wish them luck out of that.
Munching on a fistful of moss, he hurried down to the shore, half fearing to find the shell gone, his luck out once again.
I was just a wonderful leathery great joss that had come up with luck out of the water.
late 15c. from early Middle Dutch luc, shortening of gheluc "happiness, good fortune," of unknown origin. It has cognates in Dutch geluk, Middle High German g(e)lücke, German Glück "fortune, good luck." Perhaps first borrowed in English as a gambling term. To be down on (one's) luck is from 1832; to be in luck is from 1900; to push (one's) luck is from 1911. Good luck as a salutation to one setting off to do something is from 1805. Expression better luck next time attested from 1802.
A gentleman was lately walking through St Giles's, where a levelling citizen attempting to pick his pocket of a handkerchief, which the gentleman caught in time, and secured, observing to the fellow, that he had missed his aim, the latter, with perfect sang-froid, answered, "better luck next time master." ["Monthly Mirror," London, 1802]
by 1945, from luck (n.). To luck out "succeed through luck" is American English colloquial, attested by 1946; to luck into (something good) is from 1944. However, lukken was a verb in Middle English (mid-15c.) meaning "to happen, chance;" also, "happen fortunately."
[one of the slang expressions that can mean opposite things]