good luck

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Definition of good luck

1 used to say that one hopes someone will succeed We're sorry that you're leaving. Good luck in your new job.
2 informal used to say that one thinks what someone is trying to do is difficult or impossible "I'm planning to ask for a raise." "Oh, really? Well, good luck (to you)."

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“Good luck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/good%20luck. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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