beginner's luck


the initial good fortune or success commonly supposed to come to a person who has recently taken up a new pursuit, as a sport or game: Catching a large trout the first time you go fishing is simply beginner's luck.

Nearby words

  1. begin to see daylight,
  2. begin to see the light,
  3. begin with,
  4. begin, menachem,
  5. beginner,
  6. beginning,
  7. beginning of the end, the,
  8. beginning rhyme,
  9. beginning, in the,
  10. begird

Origin of beginner's luck

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Idioms and Phrases with beginner's luck

beginner's luck

Good fortune in a first attempt or effort, as in I often use a brand-new recipe for a dinner party; I trust beginner's luck. [Late 1800s]

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