a stroke of luck

stroke of luck

An unexpected fortunate occurrence. Meeting my favorite celebrity at the airport was certainly a stroke of luck that wouldn't have happened if I'd arrived five minutes later. I worked very hard on the script, but getting to pitch it to the producer in the elevator was just a stroke of luck.
See also: luck, of, stroke

a stroke of luck

Fig. a bit of luck; a lucky happening. I had a stroke of luck and found Tom at home when I called. He's not usually there. Unless I have a stroke of luck, I'm not going to finish this report by tomorrow.
See also: luck, of, stroke
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Ferguson admits his side had a stroke of luck with the goal that won it.
Sometimes you need a stroke of luck - and we got it.
But they needed a stroke of luck to book their place in the last four, an own goal securing the win.