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beginner's luck

That which is said (usually enviously or due to skepticism) to bring an inexperienced person success. Don't get too excited about hitting a home run in your first game, little brother—it was definitely just beginner's luck. A: "Did you just see her get a strike? She's never even bowled before!" B: "Beginner's luck."
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beginner's luck

absolute luck; the luck of an inexperienced person. (Referring to surprisingly good luck.) I could never have accomplished this if I had practiced a lot. My win was just beginner's luck.
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beginner's luck

Good fortune in a first attempt or effort, as in I often use a brand-new recipe for a dinner party; I trust beginner's luck. [Late 1800s]
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beginner's luck

good luck supposedly experienced by a beginner at a particular game or activity.
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beginner’s ˈluck

good luck or success at the start of learning to do something: ‘You won the game! Well done!’ ‘It was probably just beginner’s luck.’
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I wouldn't call it beginners luck since I've been playing at Slotland for a few years now, but it's definitely a big pot of luck
This unique putting competition will test amateur skill and beginners luck, participants will putt their way around a specially designed putting green for the lowest score possible.
SINGER Duffy had some beginners luck when she attended the Welsh National with rugby star boyfriend Mike Phillips.
When the dishes turned out fine, it was always put down to beginners luck - thankfully the luck is still with me.
Beginners Luck broke her maiden at the 12th time of asking last time but she can quickly double her tally in the Betfred "The Bonus King" Tri-Banded Stakes (3.
Tudhope, who had ridden in the first race at Pontefract, completed a double on Beginners Luck, trained by his boss Declan Carroll.
Beginners Luck was just touched off at odds of 80-1 on her latest outing and can go one better in the Hospitality Packages Available Tri-Banded Stakes.
BEGINNERS luck deserted Ian Bell in his maiden Ashes skirmish but England's youngest player has promised to discard his Test L plates.
Call it beginners luck but by the end of the night we'd had two jackpot wins and were making plans for our next visit.
I don't know whether it was beginners luck but I certainly KO'd Jim Watt, Dave 'Boy' McAuley and Glenn McCrory and scooped the jackpot.
Beginners luck prevailed and Dave ended up winning the tournament outright with a record score bringing home $30,000, a lovely trophy and an automatic invitation to the next tournament in March 2006.
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