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1‘with luck you'll be in Marseilles tomorrow night’
good fortune, good luck, success, successfulness, prosperity, advantage, advantageousness, felicity
a stroke of luck
informal fluke, a lucky break
bad luck, misfortune
2‘she sent up a silent prayer that her luck had changed’
fortune, fate, destiny, lot, stars, what is written in the stars, karma, kismet
chance, accident, a twist of fate, contingency, circumstances
NZ Australian informal mozzle
‘I was in luck—the lift was working’
fortunate, lucky, blessed, favoured, born under a lucky star
successful, prosperous, happy, opportune, timely, blessed with good luck
unlucky, out of luck
‘you're out of luck—you've missed the evening edition’
unfortunate, unlucky, luckless, hapless, cursed with ill-luck, unsuccessful, disadvantaged, miserable
down on one's luck
lucky, in luck
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