the long arm of coincidence

the long arm of coincidence

The broad, far-reaching power or influence of coincidence. The film relies too heavily on the long arm of coincidence to bring its many characters and convoluted plot points together. We actually grew up in the same town in Kansas, but through the long arm of coincidence, met and fell in love in India nearly 30 years later!
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the long arm of coincidence

the far-reaching power of coincidence.
See also: arm, coincidence, long, of
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Scousers, It was then when the long arm of coincidence appeared.
The long arm of coincidence stretched even further a fortnight ago when they were paired again.
By the long arm of coincidence, the date of the fight just happens to be Oboh's 34th birthday and Simpson warned: "There won't be any presents for him that night - I'm going to blow his candles out
Through the long arm of coincidence, I reviewed the Theatre Project Company's 1982 production for the Post, and also was a volunteer member of the theatre panel of the Missouri Arts Council last spring when we recommended $2,250 in funding for HotHouse, a raise from the $1,500 it received for its 1999-2000 season.
Occasionally, the characters trip over the long arm of coincidence in ways that are meant to be comical.
There are memories too of even messier relationships as, via the long arm of coincidence, they suddenly bump into two chaps from their past, Ricky (Mark Benton) and Adrian (Joe Tucker).