as chance/luck would have it

as luck would have it

By good or bad fortune. I was already late and then, as luck would have it, I couldn't find a parking spot. As luck would have it, the other candidate declined, so the job is mine after all!
See also: have, luck
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as luck would have it

by good or bad luck; as it turned out; by chance. As luck would have it, we had a flat tire. As luck would have it, the check came in the mail today.
See also: have, luck
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

as luck would have it

How things turned out, as it happened, as in As luck would have it he missed his train, or The check arrived in time, as luck would have it. The luck referred to can mean either good fortune or bad. [Late 1500s]
See also: have, luck
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

as luck would have it

used to indicate the fortuitousness of a situation.
1994 Beryl Gilroy Sunlight on Sweet Water As luck would have it, one day they met in the door of the rum shop.
See also: have, luck
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as ˌchance/ˌluck would ˈhave it

(also as ˌchance ˈhas it) happening in a way that was lucky, although it was not planned: He asked whether we had a room to let and, as luck would have it, we did.I’m going to London myself tomorrow, as chance has it, so perhaps we can travel together.
See also: chance, have, luck
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

as luck would have it

As it turned out; as it happened: As luck would have it, it rained the day of the picnic.
See also: have, luck
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

as luck would have it

As it happened, how things turned out. The phrase, with either “good” luck or “ill” luck, goes back as far as Shakespeare, who used it (as good luck) in The Merry Wives of Windsor (3.5), as did Thomas Shelton (as ill luck) in a translation of Don Quixote of the same period.
See also: have, luck
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