born under a lucky star

born under a lucky star

Favored by or having extremely good fortune or luck. Janet found a fantastic job as soon as she finished college; I guess she was just born under a lucky star. That bus almost hit you! You must have been born under a lucky star to come out unscathed.
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born under a lucky star

Very fortunate, as in Peter comes out ahead no matter what he tries; he was born under a lucky star. That stars influence human lives is an ancient idea, and lucky star was used by writers from Shakespeare to the present. The precise phrase appears in a compendium of English idioms compiled by J. Burvenich in 1905. Also see thank one's lucky stars.
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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.
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