fortune smiles (up)on someone

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fortune smiles (up)on someone

Someone is especially lucky, fortunate, or successful; good things tend to happen to someone. I hear that Jenny just won some major award, so soon after her huge promotion. It seems that fortune smiles on her at the moment! If you're going into business for yourself, just remember that fortune smiles upon those who are willing to take risks.
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fortune ˈsmiles on somebody

a person is lucky and successful: At first, fortune smiled on him and the business was successful.
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Why even contemplate being broke and alone when you can be broke together until fortune smiles upon you both again.
If fortune smiles upon the venture, as it sometimes does, he could end up emulating Giant's Causeway, whose fee shot up to $300,000 this year even before year-end rankings revealed him the leading North American-based firstseason sire by progeny earnings.
We [the Arabs] who are rich with life, spirits, firmness[asala] and morality, leave our fertile talents and sources [yanabi'], and strive, begging from the writers of Europe, whose civilization is decaying, dying, and crawling to its ordained end; we whom fortune smiles upon, and to whom the world looks to rebuild [it], we ourselves disparage our intellectual and cultural treasures and stand contemptuous of [sic, i.