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nice break

A very fortunate or beneficial chance or happenstance. We were stuck in our investigation, but we got a nice break when an anonymous source tipped us off to a possible culprit. "Hmph, nice break," grumbled Mike, after his little sister got a hole-in-one on the very first hole of the course.
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Astley's 80-48 win in the second was the start of three straight frame wins and included a nice break of 49.
NGOSFORTH and Coxlodge's only defeat in their 5-1 victory in the Chisholm Scottish Breweries League came when Ian Kirkup knocked in an early 40, but then had to sit and watch Clayton SC Keith Richardson rattle in a nice break of 70 to claim the frame.