luck of the devil

luck of the devil

Also, luck of the Irish. Extraordinarily good fortune, as in You've the luck of the devil-that ball landed just on the line, or Winning the lottery-that's the luck of the Irish. These superstitious attributions of good fortune date from the first half of the 1900s.
See also: devil, luck, of
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At times, Tommy and the delightfully-named Tuppence (Jessica Raine), despite being essentially clueless and out of their depth, enjoyed the luck of the devil as they got into, and then out of, scrape after scrape - it was a bit like watching a Famous Five adventure.
At the same time, Fortnum possessed extraordinarily good judgement and that absolute prerequisite of all the best collectors, the luck of the devil.
Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander bemoaned his side's luck, adding: "Rochdale just had the luck of the devil and if they continue to get those sorts of breaks they will be dead certs for promotion.
Martin O'Neill and the team have had the luck of the devil and it will run out sooner or later of course.
I had the luck of the devil with the way it turned out," he said.
The 15ft theatre backdrop depicting Parisian rooftops was used for a production of The Luck of the Devil in London in 1939.
We got the luck of the devil on us right now,'' Chivas defender Ryan Suarez said.
THE luck of the Devil carried AC Milan to a Champions League Final showpiece against Liverpool.
It turns out Rix had not lost the luck of the devil, supported through a trauma of his own making by colleagues determined to see him back as though nothing had happened and slag off his victim in the process.
Instead, Hoddle got away with a victory to prove yet again that although he claims to have God on his side, what he really has is the luck of the devil.
The only objective Martin O'Neill can sensibly envisage for this season is to finish in the top 17, in which laudable pursuit he has had the luck of the devil to have the devoted support of at least three London clubs.
9 Keep telling yourselves that while some teams not only have the luck of the devil but appear to have struck a long-term deal with him, we are God's chosen team.
Gradi's men certainly fought back well, though they had the luck of the devil when keeper Nico Vaesen spilled a Dean Ashton effort which spun into the net two minutes after the break.
ENGLAND buried the ghost of Vienna along with the fall guy figure of David James last night - and they did it with the luck of the devil.