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have any joy

To have some amount of luck or success in some task. Have you had any joy getting the washing machine working? I've been looking all over town for a book I need for class next week, but I haven't had any joy so far.
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But then, I ask myself, do I even have joy, or is it a momentary feeling, hard to tap into sometimes?