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lucky break

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lucky break

noun phrase

A stroke of good luck; hit: Finding the guy was sure a lucky break (1938+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Adventurous, she had taken advantage of a lucky break in the ice, and had safely gotten through and reached her destination.

    The Land of Nome Lanier McKee
  • A lucky break for you, Tim, conceded the editor, after he had listened to the story.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
  • "lucky break, his calling," the young inventor thought as he hung up.

  • The combustion cap had been retracted, which was a lucky break.

    Accidental Flight Floyd L. Wallace
  • Yet she dared to hope for a turn of the wheel of fortune—“the lucky break” as the smiling Willie VanGeldt would have called it.

    Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
  • Of course, it was probably just good luck that Mr. Dugan had proved so amiablewhat Tim called a lucky break.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds

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