beginner's luck


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beginner's luck

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."
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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.
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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]
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beginner's luck

good luck supposedly experienced by a beginner at a particular game or activity.
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beginner’s ˈluck

good luck or success at the start of learning to do something: ‘You won the game! Well done!’ ‘It was probably just beginner’s luck.’
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