as luck would have it

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of as luck would have it

used to say that something happened because of good or bad luck
  • Our car broke down on the road, but as luck would have it, there was a garage nearby.
  • I arrived a little late and, as luck would have it, the last ticket had just been sold.

Word by Word Definitions

luck play
  1. : a force that brings good fortune or adversity

  2. : the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual

  3. : favoring chance

  1. : to prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune

  2. : to come upon something desirable by chance

would play
  1. : past tense of will

  2. : wished, desired

  3. : wish for : want


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