To be in luck
Luck Luck, n. [Akin to D. luk, geluk, G. gl["u]ck, Icel. lukka, Sw. lycka, Dan. lykke, and perh. to G. locken to entice. Cf. 3d {Gleck}.] That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one's interests or happiness, and which is deemed casual; a course or series of such events regarded as occurring by chance; chance; hap; fate; fortune; often, one's habitual or characteristic fortune; as, good, bad, ill, or hard luck. Luck is often used by itself to mean good luck; as, luck is better than skill; a stroke of luck. [1913 Webster]

If thou dost play with him at any game, Thou art sure to lose; and of that natural luck, He beats thee 'gainst the odds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Luck penny}, a small sum given back for luck to one who pays money. [Prov. Eng.]

{To be in luck}, to receive some good, or to meet with some success, in an unexpected manner, or as the result of circumstances beyond one's control; to be fortunate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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