luck of the draw


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luck of the draw

the results of chance; the lack of any choice. Why do I always end up with the luck of the draw? The team was assembled by chance. It was just the luck of the draw that we could work so well together.
See also: draw, luck, of

luck of the draw

Pure chance, as in It isn't anyone's fault-it's just the luck of the draw. This expression alludes to the random drawing of a playing card. [Mid-1900s]
See also: draw, luck, of

luck of the draw

n. the results of chance; the lack of any choice. The team was assembled by chance. It was just the luck of the draw that we could work so well together.
See also: draw, luck, of
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With no seedings, the competition was down to luck of the draw - Pete Green surprising in the first round by beating Martin Hunter who is about 50 places higher in the Coventry League rankings.
LUCK OF THE DRAW Japan has created a new government post to promote animation, and appointed a cartoon character as ambassador.
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I think she has a pretty fair chance as the ground will be in her favour and then you just need the luck of the draw.
The luck of the draw put Cohen 29th (and last) in the skating order, where she doesn't have to worry about judges holding back because other skaters are still to come.
IF HONG Kong political candidates finish in a dead heat, the election will be decided by the luck of the draw - from a bag of numbered pingpong balls.
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It all depends on the luck of the draw, but I'm going to go out there and do my best whoeverI p
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The luck of the draw was on Dortmund's side during that run and they have won only one of their last nine outings against top-flight opposition, losing five.
You earn that right over the course of a long, hard season - not over half a dozen matches when you may enjoy the luck of the draw.