the luck of the draw

Definition of the luck of the draw

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.

Word by Word Definitions

luck play
  1. : a force that brings good fortune or adversity

  2. : the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual

  3. : favoring chance

  1. : to prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune

  2. : to come upon something desirable by chance

draw play
  1. : to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance : pull : such as

  2. : to move (something, such as a covering) over or to one side

  3. : to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried

  1. : the act or process of drawing (see 1draw) : such as

  2. : a sucking pull on something held with the lips

  3. : a removal of a handgun from its holster


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