luck out

luck out
luck out
to be fortunate; to strike it lucky. •

I really lucked out when I ordered the duck. It's excellent.

I didn't luck out at all. I rarely make the right choice.

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{v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. Suddenly to get lucky when in fact the odds are against one's succeeding. * /I was sure I was going to miss the train as I was three minutes late, but I lucked out, the train was five minutes late./ 2. To be extraordinarily fortunate. * /Catwallender really lucked out at Las Vegas last month; he came home with $10,000 in cash./ 3. (By sarcastic opposition) to be extremely unfortunate; to be killed. * /Those poor marines sure lucked out in Saigon, didn't they?/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • luck out — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. Suddenly to get lucky when in fact the odds are against one s succeeding. * /I was sure I was going to miss the train as I was three minutes late, but I lucked out, the train was five minutes late./ 2. To be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • luck out — verb succeed by luck I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot • Syn: ↑hit the jackpot • Hypernyms: ↑succeed, ↑win, ↑come through, ↑bring home the bacon, ↑deliver the goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • luck out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms luck out : present tense I/you/we/they luck out he/she/it lucks out present participle lucking out past tense lucked out past participle lucked out informal to be lucky …   English dictionary

  • luck out — PHRASAL VERB If you luck out, you get some advantage or are successful because you have good luck. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] [V P] Was he born to be successful, or did he just luck out? …   English dictionary

  • luck out — in. to be fortunate; to strike it lucky. □ I really lucked out when I ordered the duck. It’s excellent. □ I didn’t luck out at all. I rarely make the right choice …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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  • luck out — verb a) To experience great luck; to be extremely fortunate or lucky. I lucked out and got the last two tickets to the big show. b) To have run out of luck. I lucked out and failed to get the tickets …   Wiktionary

  • Luck-out — run out of luck; have bad luck …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • luck-out — Australian Slang run out of luck; have bad luck …   English dialects glossary

  • luck out — have good luck, a lucky break    She lucked out at the casino. She won a thousand dollars …   English idioms

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