the luck of the draw

noun phrase

used to say that the result of something cannot be controlled and depends on chance
The weather may be good or bad that day—it all depends on the luck of the draw.

Examples of the luck of the draw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next 16 are in Division I and on down the line through Division V. Like SRV, Branham and Santa Teresa benefitted from the luck of the draw. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2024 While most San Francisco 49ers fans heading to Las Vegas this weekend for Super Bowl LVIII already have their golden ticket to the game, longtime fan Erika Mendoza is going empty-handed, hoping Sin City gives her the luck of the draw. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 9 Feb. 2024 Keep gameplay simple, keep it speedy, and really make winning the luck of the draw. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 8 Nov. 2023 Of course, this time having a strong vocabulary may be an advantage to players who prefer not to rely on the luck of the draw. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2023 What guests get to eat will be determined, literally, by the luck of the draw. Julia M. Klein,, 6 July 2023

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“The luck of the draw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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