lightning never strikes (the same place) twice

Definition of lightning never strikes (the same place) twice

  1. —used to say that a very unusual event is not likely to happen again to the same person or in the same place The team was lucky to get that win but may not do as well next time. Lightning never strikes twice.

Word by Word Definitions

lightningplay
  1. :  the flashing of light produced by a discharge of atmospheric electricity

    :  the discharge itself

    :  a sudden stroke of fortune

  1. :  having or moving with or as if with the speed and suddenness of lightning

  1. :  to discharge a flash of lightning

neverplay
  1. :  not ever :  at no time

    :  not in any degree :  not under any condition

strikeplay strikes
  1. :  to take a course :  go

    :  to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

    :  to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. :  a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

    :  an act or instance of striking

    :  a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer

sameplay
  1. :  resembling in every relevant respect

    :  being one without addition, change, or discontinuance :  identical

    :  being the one under discussion or already referred to

  1. :  something identical with or similar to another

placeplay
  1. :  physical environment :  space

    :  a way for admission or transit

    :  physical surroundings :  atmosphere

  1. :  to put in or as if in a particular place or position :  set

    :  to present for consideration

    :  to put in a particular state

twiceplay
  1. :  on two occasions

    :  two times :  in doubled quantity or degree


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