Verb Phrases Informal.
- lucius i,
- lucius ii,
- lucius iii,
- luck into,
- luck of the devil,
- luck of the draw,
- luck out,
Origin of luck
Examples from the Web for luck
The story follows a down on his luck family man named Bill Scanlon (Wes Bentley), who takes to stealing after losing his job.
Rick suggests a Woodbury-esque sneak attack on the hospital and lays out a meticulous strategy relying heavily on timing and luck.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Danish Air Force, as luck would have it, had just the aircraft.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.|Abby Haglage|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As luck would have it, right in front of me were lawyers from the same firm representing the plaintiffs.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’|Jay Michaelson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"We knew the chances and we knew that the statistics and luck were not necessarily in our favor," she said.
It's all luck about Nanny's eyes; and maybe you are only throwing away a chance you'll never have again.'Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag|Louisa M. Alcott
We really ought to be dancing—but I'll try my luck once more on No. 4.
"I bet I will," said the venturesome one; and he set off to try his luck.Memoirs of an American Prima Donna|Clara Louise Kellogg
"Bit of luck I call this, sir," he added, as with the assistance of Simon Quarle he got it onto his shoulders.The Cruise of the Make-Believes|Tom Gallon
Greif's luck had saved him, and what was life to him was death to Rex.Greifenstein|F. Marion Crawford
Word Origin for luck
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."
In addition to the idioms beginning with luck
- luck into
- luck of the devil
- luck of the draw
- luck out
- as luck would have it
- beginner's luck
- down on one's luck
- good luck
- hard luck
- in luck
- out of luck
- push one's luck
- run of luck
- take pot luck
- tough break (luck)
- try one's hand (luck)