Good fortune or a happy outcome, especially by chance. For example, It was sheer good luck that brought this offer my way, or, as Shakespeare put it in The Merry Wives of Windsor (3:5): “As good luck would have it, comes in one Mistress Page.” [Late 1400s]
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How to use good luck in a sentence
And good luck getting the song (and music video) to “Chandelier” out of your head.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More | Marlow Stern | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wearing the right foot of a chicken was considered good luck.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity | William O’Connor | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But good luck convincing other countries that the case against North Korea is airtight.
So Pope Francis has found a way to turn the generosity of others into good luck for a few.Pope Francis Raffles Off His Swag to Help the Poor | Barbie Latza Nadeau | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I said, “good luck with the Entourage movie… is there anything I need to know?”The Movie Nudity Maestro: Jim McBride on 15 Years of Mr. Skin and That Scarlett Johansson Scene | Marlow Stern | August 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
(Holding out his hand) Good-bye, Bob, and—quite honestly—good luck.First Plays | A. A. Milne
It was by great good luck that you were found and conveyed secretly here by the garden entrance.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
By good luck I managed to get into a house while everyone was away, and get a change of clothes.Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser | Walter Fenton Mott
By good luck, he found, on examining the larder, that there were odds and ends of one kind and another sufficient for a meal.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
There followed the story of his good luck, the prodigious chance that had placed him suddenly upon the road to fortune.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet