for luck

for luck

1. With the belief or expectation that one's actions will bring good fortune. A: "Because our team won today, we all have to wear the same clothes to next week's game for luck!" B: "Don't you think you're being a little superstitious?"
2. Used to describe something done for no apparent reason. Similar to the phrase "just because." Well, little brother, there's your 12 birthday punches—oh, and one more for luck! I was so exhausted after running all those laps that I nearly collapsed when the coach said "and one for luck!"
See also: luck

do something for ˈluck


1 do something because you believe it will bring you good luck, or because this is a traditional belief: Take something blue. It’s for luck.
2 do something for no particular reason: I hit him once more for luck.
See also: luck, something
References in classic literature ?
He chinked it once, and he blew upon it once, and he spat upon it once,--'for luck,' he hoarsely said --before he put it in his pocket.
For luck and happiness, there are red paper cuttings on doors and windows.
John Pullen, chief growth officer for Luck Companies, shared that extending the company's portfolio of operations into the Southeast achieves a number of corporate growth objectives.
Not only good for luck, burning sage - or smudging - has been said to help with depression, anger and even clearing the bad spirits out of a house.
The book describes various techniques such as: "looking for luck" (some people don't bother), "networking" to increase opportunities, "reframing" experiences in a more positive light, and "self-talk" aimed at increasing confidence and willingness to take risks.
Shaikh Mohammed said if the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum had waited for luck to smile on them, history would not have smiled on them.
But Levy's argument for luck entailing significance seems mistaken.
In short no room for chance, no room for luck. Or is there?
Believing in fate makes the person believes on Allah abilities and that there is nothing out of the hand of Allah." He indicated that " asking for Luck and lottery is called astrology, and the science of stars is true about lunar eclipse, wind and rain and we don't say that the stars movement could affect over the creation or any relation to it."
6 Turning one cigarette upside down in the pack for luck 15%
Many people carry something special with them for luck, good fortune or just because it feels right to have it in their pocket.
THERE are many compelling stories surrounding an event such as the Breeders' Cup, but Designed For Luck, winner of Sunday's Grade 2 Oak Tree Mile at Santa Anita, may be among the best of them.
For example, I feel that the more things you do right, the easier it is for luck to reward you for the effort.
Gunn raised the stakes for Luck and increased her anxiety.