One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that something happened purely by chance.‘as luck would have it, his route took him very near where they lived’
- ‘Anything can happen on the day and as luck would have it, it looks like the ground will be just right.’
- ‘But as luck would have it, apparently some trains that don't usually run on that track are being rerouted through 7th Avenue.’
- ‘Eventually Father O'Reilly agreed to let this devious plan go ahead but then, as luck would have it, he was suddenly called away on official Church business and was unable to watch the match.’
- ‘But as luck would have it, one day in 2000 turned it around.’
- ‘And as luck would have it, he was coming on my birthday.’
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