a stroke of luck

a stroke of luck

Fig. a bit of luck; a lucky happening. I had a stroke of luck and found Tom at home when I called. He's not usually there. Unless I have a stroke of luck, I'm not going to finish this report by tomorrow.
See also: luck, of, stroke

a stroke of luck

also a stroke of fortune
something good that happens to you when you do not expect it To walk in and get a job like that was an incredible stroke of luck.
See also: luck, of, stroke

a stroke of luck

something good that happens to you by chance Phil was driving up to Manchester that evening and gave me a lift so that was a stroke of luck. By a stroke of luck, someone at work happened to be selling very cheaply exactly the piece of equipment that I needed.
See put off stride
See also: luck, of, stroke
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Ferguson admits his side had a stroke of luck with the goal that won it.
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