run of luck


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run of luck

Also, run of bad luck. A continued spell of good (or bad) fortune, as in The builder had a run of luck with day after day of good weather, or Nothing was going right; he was having a long run of bad luck. Originally used mainly in games of chance, this idiom was first recorded in 1782, but the use of run for a continued spell of something dates from the late 1600s.
See also: luck, of, run
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JOSEPH O'BRIEN'S wretched run of luck in France this year finally took a turn for the better as he and Imperial Monarch survived a 35-minute stewards' inquiry to claim the Grand Prix de Paris.
The Huddersfield court was told that Billings had suffered a particularly bad run of luck at the time.
It means UK ticket holders have scooped pounds 192million in an amazing run of luck since January.
A National Lottery spokesman said: "This fantastic win has maintained the UK's amazing run of luck in banking big EuroMillions jackpots.
Each month, the casino group publishes the top ten winners list on the official big winner's webpage; allowing online gamers to view which players are having a run of luck, and which game was lucky for them.
Britain has had quite a good run of luck just recently.
It would well have been five career successes last time too, but for a woeful run of luck when the pace started to hot up over seven furlongs.
The UK has had an incredible run of luck over the past 18 months - there have been 9 jackpot winners who've banked more than pounds 347m.
The wee man just needs a run of luck but he still knows where the net is.
Moreover, beneath a gruff exterior lay a much more agreeable cove - Bonetti was rarely averse to staking poker players enjoying a miserable run of luck.
They achieved that with Pietersen and Bell forging a stunning 286-run fourthwicket stand but Paul Collingwood's bad run of luck continued when he was given out controversially as England progressed to 422 for five at lunch on the second day at Lord's.
The Nashville-based organization hopes to continue a run of luck that saw last year's CMA Awards beat the Grammys in the ratings for the first time.
Souness had endured a dreadful run of luck, but that does not fully explain some of the sub-standard displays his team have produced in recent weeks, and the fact that they played attacking and at times attractive football before the break went down well with the crowd.
As the editor of the premier journal informing career counseling and development, I have now been given the task to both maintain the reputation and quality and, if I have a particularly good run of luck, even enhance it.
Macy) is the Typhoid Mary of gamblers, a player so unlucky his mere touch can jinx other bettors and send a run of luck stumbling to the floor.