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good luck


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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Also, good luck to you. I wish you success. This term is used both straightforwardly, as in Good luck on your journey, and sarcastically, implying that what someone is undertaking is not likely to succeed, as in If you think you'll find that long-lost letter, good luck to you.

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  • As ill-luck for him and good-luck for us would have it, he named the wrong man.

    A War-Time Wooing

    Charles King

  • I had the good-luck to meet with a female companion from that to Skye.

  • Many people wear amulets, safe-guards, and good-luck stones.

  • Good-luck to our lot, I say, and may they bring in another big supply.

    The Kopje Garrison

    George Manville Fenn

  • Nor must we pass by that deeply-grounded belief in the good-luck which comes from a sneeze.

    Homer's Odyssey

    Denton J. Snider