• fortune; fate; success, good fortune
• have good luck, luck-out, succeed through chance, have an instance of exceptionally good luck
• luck or good luck is success or good things that happen to you, that do not come from your own abilities or efforts. bad luck is lack of success or bad things that happen to you, that have not been caused by yourself or other people.
• if you say `bad luck', `hard luck', or `tough luck' to someone, you are expressing sympathy when something has gone badly for them.
• you say `good luck' or `best of luck' to someone when you hope that they will be successful.
• if someone is in luck, they are lucky on a particular occasion.
• if you say that someone is pushing their luck, you mean that they are taking a risk and may get into trouble or face problems as a result.
• when someone tries their luck at something, they try to succeed at it.
• you can add with luck to a statement to say that you hope a particular thing will happen; an informal expression.
• if you luck out, you are fortunate or lucky in something; used in informal american english.
• absence of good fortune
be down on one's luck
• be unfortunate, be unsuccessful, be unlucky, be in a wretched state
• fortune of a beginner, luck of someone who is new to an activity
devil's own luck
• he has more luck than brains
• for good fortune, for good luck
• success, good fortune
• much luck, large amount of good fortune
had a stroke of luck
• got lucky hard ...