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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He rode his luck, offering Dale Steyn a caught-and-bowled chance, before pulling the match-deciding four off Imran Tahir.
The 24-year-old rode his luck as he was dropped on six, 29 and 82 but also hit several sublime straight drives in front of selector James Whitaker before being run out.
GOLF: Austrian Markus Brier admitted he rode his luck at times but still felt he was good value for his one-stroke lead following the opening round at the Volvo China Open.
CRICKET: Owais Shah rode his luck before falling four runs short of a timely century in today's warm-up match against a New Zealand Invitational XI as the Middlesex right-hander attempts to force a recall in the build-up to England's opening Test against New Zealand next week.
Having rode his luck, Senden chipped onto the green, but fluffed the putt.
The former Sheffield Wednesday star pulled off a string of fine saves, but rode his luck at times.
Henderson rode his luck, giving two more chances today after surviving on two last night when Alex Gidman missed a regulation return catch.
ERNIE ELS rode his luck before cruising to a sixth win of the year in the Omega European Masters.
Els rode his luck but was ultimately unstoppable as he carded a final round six-under 65 in the Omega European Masters in Switzerland for a 17-under total to earn pounds 185,000.
Profesional Steve Chapman rode his luck to put Northumberland into a strong position at the end of the second day of their Minor Counties championship match with Staffordshire at Jesmond.
But Hendry,unbeaten at the Crucible since the 1991 quarter-finals, rode his luck in the 18th and 29th frames.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Prior rode his luck somewhat to hit nine fours in his 62-ball effort against the Rajasthan Cricket Association which arrived immediately after a mix-up cost Kevin Pietersen his wicket.
DAVID CASEY rode his luck in style to win the Ericsson Chase on Foxchapel King at Leopardstown yesterday.
CRICKET: Ricky Ponting rode his luck for most of the morning session to steer Australia towards a first innings lead on the second day of the First Test against South Africa in Cape Town today.
After a year of appalling decisions against him, it's understandable that Hussein rode his luck and stayed at the crease.