any luck

any luck

1. Any success. Typically used in negative constructions. We looked for it at every toy store in the area, but I'm afraid we didn't have any luck. A: "Did you have any luck contacting your father?" B: "Nope, the line was busy."
2. A question used to ask if someone or something was successful. The phrase can be used as a complete question, or it can precede further information. A: "Any luck contacting your father?" B: "Nope, the line was busy." You talked to your boss about a raise today, right? Any luck?
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any ˈluck?

(spoken) used to ask somebody if they have been successful with something: ‘Any luck?’ ‘No, they’re all too busy to help.’
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Implicit in Frank's argument, as his use of the phrase "the myth of meritocracy" in his book's subtitle suggests, is that defenders of the status quo believe that those who have achieved great wealth have done so because of some large degree of merit and not because of any luck.