ride (one's) luck

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ride (one's) luck

To find success through fortune or chance rather than through one's own agency or risk-taking. (Used especially in reference to sporting events.) Primarily heard in UK. Cheltenham has been riding their luck lately, winning their last two games on penalty kicks alone, but they'll need to step up their game if they hope to have a place in the championship.
See also: luck, ride
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They didn't do anything in the second half from my memory, they've ridden their luck and held on," he said.
Dublin, who wore claret and blue on 155 occasions between 1998 and 2004, suggests Martin O'Neill's men have ridden their luck in too many victories.
Redknapp admitted Spurs had ridden their luck before the late winner.
Torquay had ridden their luck earlier, and Lincoln's Ben Futcher hit the post with a header.
The Robins had ridden their luck when Stephen Evans side-footed a cross over the bar, but finally broke through with just seconds to go, Alsop headed home Devaney's cross.
Leeds had ridden their luck in stringing together nine consecutive wins, but no one expected Hull, Super League's slumping side, to call time on the Headingley club's fine run.