get lucky


: to have good luck : to succeed because of good luck
We thought all the tickets might have already been sold, but we got lucky—there were still a few left when we arrived.
informal : to succeed in finding or getting someone to agree to have sex with one
He's hoping to get lucky tonight.

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Recent Examples on the Web For those who did not get lucky in Neptune, there’s still more cash to be won. Sara Smart, CNN, 27 Sep. 2023 Many visitors to the park get lucky while searching for gems: On average, fortune-seekers find one to two (much smaller) diamonds each day, according to the park. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Sep. 2023 Or somebody who had not made a particularly good decision could just get lucky. Roger Trapp, Forbes, 16 July 2023 The left-hander got bailed out by Camden Yards’ awkward left field wall, which robbed Kyle Farmer of a home run, but Zimmermann couldn’t get lucky twice, allowing a three-run homer five pitches later to Byron Buxton, who conquered the wall with a 397-foot blast. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 1 July 2023 There are other deals to be found, and availability varies by location and other factors, but the good news is that car shoppers might just get lucky this weekend. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 28 May 2023 Although the Anchorage weather forecast calls for increasing clouds starting Monday night into Tuesday, there’s a chance people in Southcentral Alaska could get lucky with clear enough skies to catch the auroras again. Anchorage Daily News, 25 Apr. 2023 The leaders and organizations that go the distance—that don’t just get lucky but continually make their own luck—tend to be folks who are stubborn on vision but flexible on strategy. Shane Snow, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 An account holder also could get lucky and win 10%, or be unlucky and just get the 0.20% base rate. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Get lucky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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