leave (something) to luck

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leave (something) to luck

To resign oneself to something's outcome being determined forces outside of one's control. My boss always scrutinizes the smallest details of any deal she makes—she says there's nothing more foolish than leaving things to luck in business. You could just pick a few different investments and leave the whole process to luck, or you could let our firm plan your investments meticulously in order to maximize your return.
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"It is left to luck and whether the soil will break down due to moisture over the years and not to proper tests that are carried out to determine if the soil is suitable or not," said council chairman Ahmed Al Ansari during their weekly meeting.
The public health of five million children should not be left to luck."
Calderdale Council's head of housing and environment Mark Thompson said: "With any food business, pest control should be in place and not left to luck.
Using a traditional process that is time-dependent and requires precision and accuracy, too much is left to luck. The entire process is at risk of failure at every step.
YOU might think your child's education is too important to be left to luck - but in Brighton they reckon a lottery is the only way to make school selection fair.
"Everything seemed to be left to luck, looking to profit from other players' and teams' mistakes."
Crossings should be especially safe underfoot and at junctions, not just left to luck or chance.
Maternity wards can't be fortresses but babies' safety can't be left to luck and quick-witted carers.