lucky break

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lucky break

A very fortunate or beneficial chance or happenstance. We were stuck in our investigation, but we had a lucky break when an anonymous source tipped us off to a possible culprit. "Hmph, lucky break," grumbled Mike, after his little sister got a hole-in-one on the very first hole of the course.
See also: break, lucky
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lucky break

 and a nice break; a big break
significant good fortune or opportunity. I need a lucky break about now. She's never had a lucky break. Mary is going to get a big break soon.
See also: break, lucky
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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