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Good luck supposedly experienced by a beginner at a particular activity.
- ‘Somewhere on the outskirts of town, his beginner's luck finally deserted him.’
- ‘But then he was a strong swimmer, and, what is more, he had beginner's luck.’
- ‘Later on, as we queue for my second plate of paella and Nick's father has gone off to collect his winnings, Nick and I wonder if it was beginner's luck.’
- ‘You never knew: maybe the kid would have beginner's luck.’
- ‘If not, I shall have to put it down to beginner's luck - a bit like my politics.’
- ‘‘Well, you certainly have wonderful beginner's luck,’ said Marcus, laughing a little out of surprise.’
- ‘Call it beginner's luck - or evidence that I'm just really relaxed.’
- ‘Some people will say you win the first one and that's beginner's luck or something like that.’
- ‘Would I be able to swoop in on some beginner's luck and take something home?’
- ‘It's difficult - I mean he might be quite intelligent, he might have outside help, or he might just have beginner's luck.’
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