lucky dip


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Recent Examples on the Web Who can resist a lucky dip, especially a glamorous Charlotte Tilbury one? Laura Sutherland, CNN Underscored, 29 Nov. 2020 Eight cities had bid for The European Banking Authority (EBA), but three rounds of voting by EU member states failed to produce a winner, and the French capital was ultimately picked over Dublin in a lucky dip. Rebecca Shafter, Houston Chronicle, 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lucky dip

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lucky dip was in 1878

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“Lucky dip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lucky dip

: a game in which people reach into a container filled with small gifts without knowing what gift they will get


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