four-leaf clover

(redirected from fourleaf clover)

four-leaf clover

1. Literally, a clover with four leaves instead of the usual three, traditionally thought to be a good-luck charm due to its rarity. You found a four-leaf clover and you saw a shooting star? Wow, you must be really lucky today!
2. By extension, any person or thing that is considered a bringer of good fortune. The new kicker has been something of a four-leaf clover for the team, as they've won every game since he signed with them.
See also: clover
References in periodicals archive ?
A supporters' meeting area in the shape of a fourleaf clover edged with cobbles is also part of the project.
Asda's egg expert Hannah Naseem said: "This triple yolker is the egg equivalent of a fourleaf clover.
When he found the fourleaf clover he put it in his yardage book and we are keeping it there for the last two rounds.
I HAVE never seen a fourleaf clover, my toast always lands butter side down and black cats look at me with disdain while refusing to cross my path.
Before the game the groundsman handed me a fourleaf clover and it proved a lucky charm.