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.
See also: luck

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]
See also: luck
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The public will not know if Sanders' success was just beginner's luck until the second Democratic debate planned for November 14 in Des Moines, Iowa while buzz still lingers for Vice President Joe Biden to enter the race.
Soon after tea, Patterson captured a third wicket as Richardson's inside edge was brilliantly caught by Hodd diving to his left and there was no beginner's luck for Burnham who was bowled fourth ball by Plunkett with the best delivery of the day.
It's been a non-event of a season which I will be happy to see the back of, but off the back of last season's progress, he does deserve until Christmas to show it wasn't beginner's luck.
Call it beginner's luck but rookie Eli Arciaga became the first back-to-back champion by winning the OFBC Monthly Tournament for March at Ice Land Bowling Center.
The night features hits Beginner's Luck, Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love, Let's Face the Music and Dance, Lady is a Tramp and many more immortalised by the likes of Sinatra, Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole.
In June 1978, Crane lived in Arizona and appeared in Beginner's Luck at the Windmill Dinner Theatre.
The 41-year-old, who only jumped onboard the Postcode Millions in December, said: "It's beginner's luck.
LIFE) Season 2 begins with a talented new rival, the YCDT Supastarz, returning to prove their victory over the Dolls last season was more than just beginner's luck.
I was high on beginner's luck and yet to be judged harshly but on that night I was and it hurt.
Porter excelled in Beginner's Luck and Stuff Like That, while the quality of the CBSO's playing of Let's Face the Music and Dance and other arrangements prompted Bickley to invite the audience to give special applause for "this stupendous orchestra".
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In fact, I even wrote a couple of articles about beginner's luck and my theories about why it works so well.
Mike encouraged me to put 20 quid down so it might be beginner's luck, right?
A barnstorming first Test series in South Africa early in 2009 is receding further and further into the past and Australian coach Tim Nielsen pointed out that beginner's luck played a significant role for Hughes in that series.
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