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be pot luck

To be a casual meal in which nothing has been prepared in advance. The phrase refers to a "potluck": a shared meal in which separate dishes are prepared and/or brought by different individuals. Primarily heard in US. I hope you can join us for dinner on Saturday—it'll be pot luck, so just bring something that we can all share!
See also: luck, pot

be pot luck

If you ask someone to have a meal at your house and you tell them it will be pot luck, you mean that you have not planned it or prepared any special food. Note: `Pot luck' is usually written as `potluck' in American English. `We'll just be casual and eat in the kitchen. It's just pot luck,' Moira said. `Hope you don't mind.' Note: A potluck is a meal at which different guests bring different parts of the meal.
See also: luck, pot