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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But they had to ride their luck during a first half dominated by the visitors.
Burnley continued to ride their luck as Grant managed to palm out a 20-yard shot from Billy Sharp after the striker had broken the Clarets' offside trap.
They might be a spent force whose race is run - or maybe they can ride their luck all the way to the winning post.
I think they need to continue to ride their luck, but to put in some better performances.
They had to ride their luck at times but the defenders did well on the night and they deserved the draw.
The visitors had to ride their luck in the opening stages when Sam Russell kept his side on level terms with good saves from Jon Newby and on-loan Andy Keogh.
EUROPEAN hopefuls Charlton took a first-half lead through Jonatan Johansson, but had to ride their luck after the break.
Cortez Belle put the Martyrs in front after only five minutes with a delightful goal but after Solihull had had to ride their luck on a couple of occasions they were brought back on terms when Grant Thomas turned the ball into his own net on 20 minutes.
The hosts rallied when Andy Clarke smashed his eighth goal of the season and City had to ride their luck at times in the second half.
JIM GANNON saw County ride their luck to take all three points.
Yet they had to ride their luck with Blackpool dominating the second half and wasting good chances to take command.
They overcame a fitful start to ride their luck and eventually swamp the Welsh with eight tries in a memorable example of running rugby.
Dario Gradi's side had to ride their luck and benefited from Fulham danger-men Paul Peschisolido and Geoff Horsfield limping off inside the first 22 minutes.