the luck of the draw

Definition of the luck of the draw

  1. —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

luckplay
  1. :  a force that brings good fortune or adversity

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

    :  favoring chance

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

    :  to move (as a covering) over or to one side

    :  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

    :  a sucking pull on something held with the lips

    :  a removal of a handgun from its holster


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