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editpaperHave You Lucked Out?

Well if you have, you are very lucky indeed! To “luck out” means to get some result that seems especially lucky as in, “I lucked out and got the last ticket to the Rolling Stones concert!”

We also “luck into” something, which has a very similar meaning. “I lucked into a great deal on pizzas when they changed the prices just as I arrived at the store!”

Finally, we can “trust to luck” when we go to an exam without preparing: “He trusted to luck when he failed to study the necessary formula for his Mathematics final.”

Good luck using luck!

(September 12, 2010)

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