four-leaf clover

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four-leaf clover

1. Literally, a clover with four leaves instead of the usual three, traditionally thought to be a good-luck charm due to its rarity. You found a four-leaf clover and you saw a shooting star? Wow, you must be really lucky today!
2. By extension, any person or thing that is considered a bringer of good fortune. The new kicker has been something of a four-leaf clover for the team, as they've won every game since he signed with them.
See also: clover
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Nor should anyone be taken aback if Wales' rugby coach opts to carry a fourleaf clover around with him or even a horseshoe - anything to break the run of ill luck his squad seem to have encountered after the injuries to Taulupe Faletau and Gareth Anscombe.
WHEN his marriage fell apart after less than a year, Rob Gee-Wing reckoned the fourleaf clover he kissed before his wedding had been a dud.
A supporters' meeting area in the shape of a fourleaf clover edged with cobbles is also part of the project.
In fact, it's hard to imagine a more Italian- sounding name, even if it does just mean "green fourleaf clover".
In fact it's hard to imagine a more Italian sounding name - even if it does just mean "green fourleaf clover" .
In fact, it's hard to imagine a more Italiansounding name, even if it does just mean "green fourleaf clover".
Cream and black spot mac, EUR71.50, Isme; red and gold trim clutch bag, EUR83.50, Jones Bootmaker; fourleaf clover necklace, EUR36.99, Annie Haak; black trousers, EUR35.25, black court shoes, EUR59.25, both M&S
Asda's egg expert Hannah Naseem said: "This triple yolker is the egg equivalent of a fourleaf clover.
"When he found the fourleaf clover he put it in his yardage book and we are keeping it there for the last two rounds.
I HAVE never seen a fourleaf clover, my toast always lands butter side down and black cats look at me with disdain while refusing to cross my path.
"Before the game the groundsman handed me a fourleaf clover and it proved a lucky charm.
EXCLUSIVE by Jessica Cripps WHEN his marriage fell apart after less than a year, Rob Gee-Wing reckoned the fourleaf clover he kissed before his wedding had been a dud.