lucky for you

lucky for you

Used to introduce some fortunate event or occurrence that benefits the person to whom one is speaking, especially when it means that they will avoid some negative outcome. A: "Oh, shoot! I forgot to bring my pencil case to the exam!" B: "Well, lucky for you, I brought several pencils with me, so you can borrow one." A: "Hi there, I'm here to check in to the flight to Paris." B: "Sir, you are nearly an hour late. Lucky for you, there has been a lengthy delay in the flight's departure, so you should still be able to make it."
See also: lucky

lucky for you

a phrase introducing a description of an event that favors the person being spoken to. Andy: Lucky for you the train was delayed. Otherwise you'd have to wait till tomorrow morning for the next one. Fred: That's luck, all right. I'd hate to have to sleep in the station. Jane: I hope I'm not too late. Sue: Lucky for you, everyone else is late too.
See also: lucky
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If you're looking for love, springtime will be very lucky for you and you'll find yourself with no shortage of admirers.