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the rub of the green
Good luck, especially in sports. He'll need the rub of the green if he's going to pull this off.
the rub of the greenBRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
In an activity, especially a sport, the rub of the green is good luck. If we keep playing like that and get the rub of the green, we'll win more games than we lose. At this stage West would appreciate the rub of the green: the sort of luck that gave Bristol a penalty. Note: This expression probably comes from golf or bowls. The `rub' is the direction in which the grass is bent when it is cut, which affects the movement of the ball.