luck of the Irish


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the luck of the Irish

Extremely good luck or fortune. I can't believe I won the lottery and a radio contest in the same week—I must have the luck of the Irish!
See also: Irish, luck, of

luck of the Irish

luck associated with the Irish people. (Also said as a catch phrase for any kind of luck.) Bill: How did you manage to do it, Jeff. Jeff: It's the luck of the Irish, I guess.
See also: Irish, luck, of
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The luck of the Irish was certainly shining on me," said the world number four, who is through to the UK final for the second time, seven years after his previous appearance resulted in a 10-5 loss.
With a total of 11 EuroMillions Plus winners alone since January, earning players [euro]500,000, we would love if it was a case of the luck of the Irish for this big jackpot.
She said: "We are very much looking forward to the Emerald Jigs Ball, and hoping that with the luck of the Irish we will be able to raise a large sum for a very worthy cause while celebrating St Patrick's Day in style at the same time.
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But I'm not sure that the luck of the Irish is in existence as some of their supporters club members have been to home Boro games three or four times and haven't seen us win.
In 2005, winner Smyth had the luck of the Irish on his side as he scored a 4-under 68 on the final day of the seniors tournament to win by one stroke.
The luck of the Irish must have been at work at the Shamrock Ball this week.
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And the legendary luck of the Irish seems to have spread to the Welsh.
The luck of the Irish finally ran out yesterday as the elite of Spanish football proved slightly less inept at scoring penalties than the cream of the Emerald Isle.
And the luck of the Irish means blokes from the Emerald Isle are particularly popular with her female contestants.
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THE luck of the Irish will be on your side with a night out in aid of Welsh Hearts/Calonnau Cymru The Heart Charity for Wales.
FIGHTING-FIT Richard Hibbard has admitted he needed the luck of the Irish to get through the Lions tour unscathed.
But now the Dubliner's hoping for the luck of the Irish to play its part in getting him back into the first team on a regular basis once again, starting with Ross County today.