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chance upon

To find someone or something accidentally or without looking. Please don't be upset, we didn't mean to exclude you! When Chad and I went out, we just chanced upon the rest of the group, that's all! Were you snooping in my room? How else would you just chance upon my love letter?
See also: chance, upon
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You only think Arsenal's unbeaten gallop through the Premiership was impressive until you chance upon the achievements of the soccer teams of St Eunan's College in Letterkenny.
Take a chance upon Bollin Joanne to regain the winning thread against her old rivals Bishops Court and Dashing Blue in the Dubai Airport World Trophy.
Considered the first major success of the songwriting team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the 1947 musical tells the story of two men who get lost while hunting and chance upon Brigadoon, a town that emerges for only one day every 100 years.
They're always going to create chances and, especially in the second half, it felt like they had chance upon chance upon chance.
The undynamic duo, banned from selling drugs outside the local convenience store, discover that a cartoon strip based on them, Bluntman and Chronic, is being turned into a film and that there's not chance of them getting any money - they also chance upon the internet and find that they are being bad mouthed by film nerds.
IF you happen to be in Belfast today and chance upon a demented Hell's Angel-type running buck naked through the city centre, don't worry - it'll just be Lemmy.
But chance upon chance was wasted and it wasn't until the 63rd minute that Kelly pounced on a cross by Tony O'Connor after a clever defence-splitting ball by Robbie Brunton to fire Bohs into the FAI Cup semi-final.
Instead, there were a good number of bemused Brasshouse regulars in attendance, stumbling by chance upon this Georgian guitar slinger's wild show.