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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Newcastle would not be in the bottom three had Martins and Owen been available all season, while Stoke have been riding their luck recently.
MARTIN O'NEILL insisted Aston Villa were worthy winners in Prague despite riding their luck in the second half of their UEFA Cup Group F clash against Slavia.
KIERAN RICHARDSON was left cursing the woodwork as Sunderland failed to break down a Fulham side riding their luck.
Leisure will be happiest with the result after riding their luck in the second half and were fortunate not to fall behind.
OXFORD UNITED bounced back from last weekend's 6-1 hammering at Yeovil Town to beat Bury after riding their luck.
It was not pretty, and Stoke were riding their luck when Richard Dryden and Liam George wasted good chances for Luton.