One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
To bring good fortune.‘I wear this crystal under my costume for luck’
- ‘I like to rest, but there's nothing I really do for luck.’
- ‘There are enough distractions already, from the trumpet sounding the start of a new race to other customers knocking on the wooden window sill for luck.’
- ‘She had a red ribbon pinned inside her clothes for luck, too.’
- ‘It seemed that everyone in the casino wanted to touch me for luck (I felt like a leprechaun!)’
- ‘So we'll top up with another 12 UK pints for luck.’
- ‘However my sister changed that for me when my Aunt put a lovely shiny silver shilling piece in my hand for luck.’
- ‘He produced a smooth sphere and clutched it for luck.’
- ‘Both children and adults can participate in activities such as skipping rope, kicking stones, and throwing coins for luck.’
- ‘The wedding, attended by more than 100 friends and family, also featured the traditional farming custom of an arch of pitchforks, which the couple walked under for luck.’
- ‘There are others like him who choose the colour for luck.’
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