luck out

phrasal verb

lucked out; lucking out; lucks out
US, informal
: to have good luck
We arrived late but we lucked out—there were still a few tickets left.

Examples of luck out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps interested buyers will luck out and find a vehicle in another market, though. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 22 Apr. 2024 Parts of the West, Great Lakes and Southeast coast may also luck out for a clear view of a partial eclipse. Mary Gilbert, CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 According to Old Farmer’s Almanac Groundhog Day predictions, everyone might just luck out this year with no more wintry weather. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 29 Jan. 2024 Any actor on Earth would want to try their luck out there. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Fans might luck out and be in the window between storms. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, 16 Jan. 2024 Some parts of the South may luck out, but with such widespread cloud cover, there will be a lot of disappointed eclipse watchers. Mary Gilbert, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023 Prigozhin seemed to luck out again when agreed on Saturday to a deal brokered by Alexander Lukashenka, the president of Belarus, that called for Putin to drop criminal charges against Prigozhin. Time, 26 June 2023 Yes, today's 2,315 insolvent banks can luck out on the market. Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023

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“Luck out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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