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beginner's luckrefers to the supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of success or succeeding against an expert in a given activity. One would expect experts to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon.Rate it:

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as luck may have itby chance, luckilyRate it:

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as luck would have itAs it happened; how it turned out; by good fortune; fortunately or luckily.Rate it:

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bad luckill-fortuneRate it:

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devil's luckastounding good luck.Rate it:

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down on one's luckUnlucky or undergoing a period of bad luck, especially with respect to financial matters.Rate it:

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good luck with thatAn expression wishing someone success in an unlikely enterprise.Rate it:

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luck inTo experience good luck; to be fortunate or lucky.Rate it:

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luck of the drawThe random production of favorable or unfavorable results; chance.Rate it:

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luck of the drawA selection rife with low odds of winning. A game of chance. Luck associated with one's propensity for winning.Rate it:

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luck outTo experience great luck; to be extremely fortunate or lucky.Rate it:

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luck outTo have run out of luck.Rate it:

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out of luckExperiencing a temporary misfortune.Rate it:

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push one's luckTo take an excessive risk or to attempt some task unlikely to succeed, especially after having already been unexpectedly lucky.Rate it:

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ride one's luckTo avoid failure only by good fortune.Rate it:

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shit out of luckWhen one has attempted to gain something, either tangible or not, and the attempt failed, either through denial, missed opportunity, etc.Rate it:

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shit out of luckCompletely out of luck; in unfortunate circumstances such that all options for achieving one's goal are exhausted; unlucky; screwed.Rate it:

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streak of good luckA series of lucky events.Rate it:

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the luck of the drawOne Draws Straws, WIN! OR LOSE!, It's The 'Luck Of The Draw!Rate it:

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tough luckBad luck.Rate it:

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try one's luckTo make a risky attempt.Rate it:

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with any luckit is hoped that; hopefullyRate it:

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lucky breakA stroke of luck; a fortunate event, particularly of the sort that propels one to success, fame, etc.Rate it:

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when it rains, it poursIf a person encounters bad luck, more bad luck will follow.Rate it:

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there but for the grace of god go iA recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.Man's fate is in God's hands.More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.Rate it:

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potluckQuaint {American ?} social gathering, mayhaps hosted by an entity. Attendees bring 'dish to pass'; {Luck of Pot} 'Purpose'; Good Food, Goodwill, Good-Gab:Rate it:

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bad ironBad luck.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterA general saying used to ward off bad luckRate it:

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bread-and-butterA saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a treeRate it:

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break a leggood luckRate it:

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down and outIn trouble; in a bad time or situation or having very bad luck.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA Dutch-flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet said ship.Rate it:

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fortune favors the boldLuck is usually on the side of those who take chances and risks.Rate it:

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four-leaf cloverA bringer of good luck.Rate it:

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fucked by the fickle finger of fateVictimized by bad luck.Rate it:

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happy landingsAn expression of good-luck, safe travel in any conveyance, Have success in your career or business venture.Rate it:

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hit outTo perform by good luck.Rate it:

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hit the jackpotTo realise a huge load of luck; to receive a more favorable outcome than imagined.Rate it:

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hot handA sustained period of luck or success, a streak of good luckRate it:

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Indian signA curse causing loss of will power or persistent bad luck.Rate it:

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knock on woodA self-directive to undertake the customary action to ward off bad luck.Rate it:

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lucky devilsomeone with astounding good luck.Rate it:

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lucky dogsomeone with astounding good luck.Rate it:

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may the force be with youUsed to wish someone luck with a difficult endeavor.Rate it:

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misery loves companyRepetitious, droll, depressing revelations of one's hard luck, always being left out of the fun, the prizes, never invited, always overlooked and pleading that others will come to the rescue!Rate it:

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on a rollHaving a streak of good luck or good progress or success.Rate it:

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snakes and laddersA children's luck-based board game played on a numbered grid, the aim of which is to proceed to the end, and in which ladders aid progress and snakes impede it.Rate it:

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take one's chanceTo act in a manner dependent on luck.Rate it:

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touch woodTo make contact with wood to avert bad luck, in accordance with a folk practice.Rate it:

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touch woodHopefully; said while touching something wooden, to avert superstitious bad luck from what has just been said.Rate it:

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