born with a caul on (one's) head

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born with a caul on (one's) head

Lucky. The "caul," part of the fetal membrane that is sometimes present on the head of a newborn baby, was previously viewed as a magical symbol of protection. I can't believe you walked away from that car accident without a scratch! You must have been born with a caul on your head!
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