lucky break

lucky break

A very fortunate or beneficial chance or happenstance. We were stuck in our investigation, but we had a lucky break when an anonymous source tipped us off to a possible culprit. "Hmph, lucky break," grumbled Mike, after his little sister got a hole-in-one on the very first hole of the course.
See also: break, lucky

lucky break

 and a nice break; a big break
significant good fortune or opportunity. I need a lucky break about now. She's never had a lucky break. Mary is going to get a big break soon.
See also: break, lucky
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Sometimes you need a lucky break "This current run of poor form against the top six, top eight in the division is a bit strange and it has become a worry and a threat to the season and 100% that will put a few doubts into some players' minds about the coming games.
People don't start taking small steps toward their goals because they're waiting for a lucky break. Perhaps you know someone who's hoping or who once hoped to become a professional athlete.
A Craig Watson header put Todd's troops in front just after the break before Bobby Linn got a lucky break when Annan keeper Jordan Hart's clearance hit him and rebounded into the net to double the lead.
Now Bafetimbi Gomis has had a lucky break, he may get a goal at 13/2, but Danny Ings is the man to look at to open the scoring at 11/2.
He explained: "I did not get a lucky break when I was younger.
You need a lucky break YOU need a little bit of luck to win a derby.
Neither side looked capable of breaking the deadlock - until Stevenage got their late lucky break.
The 37-year-old, who has become an international sex symbol after she featured as an alluring secretary Joan Harris on the hit television drama in 2007, insists that she was just like any other struggling actress before her lucky break, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
He will be joined by Alan McManus, Anthony McGill, Michael Leslie, Scott Donaldson and Fraser Patrick at the tournament in Glasgow's Minnesota Fats and the Lucky Break in Clydebank.
MFC's Lucky Break nickel project in Queensland will be used as the pilot for identifying process improvements which may be applicable to the treatment of nickel laterite projects on a global basis.
* LUCKY BREAK: Rescuers at the scene at Flamborough, where a woman had a narrow escape when her car plunged down a grassy bank and stopped just feet from the cliff edge
It could have been the end, but for Kilgour it was the lucky break that brought him new life and true love.
Atomic was stuck at Lane County Animal Services for six months before he got a lucky break in a loving foster home.
LUCKY BREAK BY ESTHER FREUD (Bloomsbury, pounds 11.99) The world of acting can seem contrived to those on the other side of the curtains - all air kisses and cries of "darling" or "break a leg".