for luck


: in order for someone to have good luck
Before her husband left for his job interview, she gave him a kiss for luck.

Examples of for luck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just as Bucky insisted that Buck take his two-dollar bill on the prior mission for luck, Bubbles gives Crosby his lucky snowglobe. Chris Klimek, Vulture, 26 Jan. 2024 Finally, the starring attraction of the south end is children engaging in a dragon dance with a 44-foot dragon puppet, under a canopy of red silk for luck and firecrackers to ward off evil spirits. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 1 Feb. 2024 Buy and wear red or yellow underwear for luck with love and money. Jessica Perez, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 If not for luck and good investigative work on the part of Western intelligence agencies, ISIS would have succeeded in striking the West months ago. Nathaniel Barr, Foreign Affairs, 23 Nov. 2015 Many of us eat field peas for luck on January 1, but to limit them to a single winter day (or use only the ubiquitous black-eyed kind) is to miss out on their delightful versatility. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 21 Sep. 2023 Different types of prayer flag ripple everywhere across the landscape like so many ancient antecedents of Christo’s Gates: some white, for the deceased, arranged vertically; others, for luck and health, multicolored and hung horizontally. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 8 June 2023 An old-timer had told him that deer sightings bode well and so my father watched and waited, hoping for luck and chance. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 10 Apr. 2023 Photos this week showed many students visiting temples to light incense and pray for good results, with some teachers distributing zongzi, or rice dumplings, for luck. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 7 June 2023

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“For luck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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