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

ride your luck

let favourable events take their course without taking undue risks.
See also: luck, ride
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Man of the moment - Andrew Flintoff who got himself back in the runs with a typically hard-hitting 68 despite riding his luck at times.
Alim Kulik, who landed a big race double at the newly-reopened Moscow Hippodrome on June 25, has been riding his luck lately.
After his latest fling with Czech model Jana Rajlich, and a stern "probation" warning from 40-year-old Jerry, he wasn't riding his luck.