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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But we rode our luck with the one that was cleared off the line.
I thought we rode our luck a little bit by trying to man-handle Matt Smith, because we tried to compete with him in a different way," said Robinson.
If we are being honest, we haven't played well in the last three weeks and have rode our luck against some poor sides," Young reflected.
We rode our luck at the back end - and Joe has made a great save - but you have to do that when you come here.
Boss Jim Weir said: "Airdrie were the better side - we rode our luck.
We rode our luck here a bit at the end but I think we deserved a point.
But we took the game to them right from the off and, while we rode our luck a bit, I think we deserved a bit of good fortune after all the bad luck with injuries we have suffered.
Gray said: "They (Boston) are a very good team and at times we rode our luck, but the amount of blocks we got in really is a credit to the lads".
We hung in there, rode our luck at times, but once we got the goal back we were back in it.
I thought we were excellent in the first half and extremely workmanlike in the second, even though we rode our luck at times.
We rode our luck in the first half but we are now defending a lot better than we did at the beginning of the season,' Davenport said.
Boss Harry Cairney said: "We rode our luck in the first half but thankfully Scott popped up again.
We rode our luck because it could have been lights out if that goal had have went in.
We had to hang on in there at the end because they had two or three good chances and we rode our luck a little bit.
I cannot dispute the fact we rode our luck in the second period, but our first-half performance was excellent.