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That which is said (usually enviously or due to skepticism) to bring an inexperienced person success. Don't get too excited about hitting a home run in your first game, little brother—it was definitely just beginner's luck. A: "Did you just see her get a strike? She's never even bowled before!" B: "Beginner's luck."
absolute luck; the luck of an inexperienced person. (Referring to surprisingly good luck.) I could never have accomplished this if I had practiced a lot. My win was just beginner's luck.
Good fortune in a first attempt or effort, as in I often use a brand-new recipe for a dinner party; I trust beginner's luck. [Late 1800s]
beginner's luckgood luck supposedly experienced by a beginner at a particular game or activity.
beginner’s ˈluckgood luck or success at the start of learning to do something: ‘You won the game! Well done!’ ‘It was probably just beginner’s luck.’
Success from an endeavor tried for the first time. The term dates from the late 1800s and soon was used enough to become a cliché. For example, “She said she’d never made a soufflé before but it turned out perfectly. Beginner’s luck, I guess.”