the luck of the draw

the luck of the draw

Chance, especially that which is solely responsible for determining a result or outcome. It was just the luck of the draw that my roommate in college ended up being one of my closest friends for the rest of my life. No one gets to choose the family they're born into—it's just the luck of the draw.
See also: draw, luck, of

luck of the draw

the results of chance; the lack of any choice. Why do I always end up with the luck of the draw? The team was assembled by chance. It was just the luck of the draw that we could work so well together.
See also: draw, luck, of

luck of the draw

Pure chance, as in It isn't anyone's fault-it's just the luck of the draw. This expression alludes to the random drawing of a playing card. [Mid-1900s]
See also: draw, luck, of

the luck of the draw

If something is the luck of the draw, it depends on chance and there is nothing you can do to influence it. It's largely the luck of the draw what kind of child we get. Sometimes you can see a doctor immediately, and sometimes you have to wait for hours. It's the luck of the draw really. Note: This expression refers to the act of drawing (=taking) a card at random from a pack of playing cards.
See also: draw, luck, of

the luck of the draw

the outcome of chance rather than something you can control.
See also: draw, luck, of

the ˌluck of the ˈdraw

the result of chance only: Some teachers get a job near home, others are sent hundreds of miles away. It’s the luck of the draw.
See also: draw, luck, of

luck of the draw

n. the results of chance; the lack of any choice. The team was assembled by chance. It was just the luck of the draw that we could work so well together.
See also: draw, luck, of
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NEW SAINTS v LIVINGSTON DANNY MULLEN admits he has already enjoyed the luck of the draw ahead of Livi's trip to Wales.
Wherever the luck of the draw brings you, away you go.
JUSTIN ROSE claimed that the luck of the draw has cost him the chance of claiming his first Open.
I was saved at least three times by the luck of the draw.
First of all Liverpool got the luck of the draw with that penalty (scored by Steven Gerrard, below), which was very, very soft.
LEAMINGTON have had the luck of the draw in the semi-final of the Southern League's Red Insure Cup after getting a home tie against Arlesey Town.
THE luck of the draw has an amazing way of acting and it has produced a corker of a second semi-final in the Caledonia Smooth Gold Cup at Drumbo Park on Saturday, writes Michael Fortune.
Now we're hoping for the luck of the draw and will do our very best to stay in the World Group.
It's the luck of the draw so it depends on what teams you get and whether you are playing home or away.
IT was the luck of the draw for schoolboy Jack Wood when he filled in a survey on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.
I know it was the luck of the draw, and people must be angry and are going on about how it should be for Capital of Culture, but these people have to understand that this is the MTV EUROPE Music Awards - for the whole of Europe
Only Coventry Sphinx of the five-strong Midlands contingent have been blessed with the luck of the draw in the last 32 of the FA Vase.
I think she has a pretty fair chance as the ground will be in her favour and then you just need the luck of the draw.
Or was it just the luck of the draw and the vagaries of an amateur pushing buttons on the cell phone?
In this case, the tie was decided by the luck of the draw.