lucky break

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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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Arellano was well ahead late in the third set, 19-7, before the Lady Pirates tried to close in, thanks to a couple of lucky breaks that cut the lead to 19-9.
"They got a couple of lucky breaks at the end of games, but that is down to how they keep going."
In this memoir, he recounts the "lucky breaks" that took him from being a college student preparing for law school to a long career as a man of the theatre.
Seager was more than worthy of a hat-trick but did not get the lucky breaks in front of goal.
That confusion saved the carriers Enterprise (CV-6) and Hornet (CV-8) from air attack--one example of many seemingly lucky breaks that benefited the Americans in that battle.
It seems that the judges should take some time to remember how they got their own lucky breaks - and show some humility to people brave enough to risk it all before their exalted altar.
"My success hasn't only come from hard work, but also a few lucky breaks. I think everyone in the world works hard, not just actors."
Down took full advantage of a couple of lucky breaks while Corrymeela were on top and from that their confidence rose while Corrymeela's sank.
MIDLAND rockers The Motive have had two lucky breaks this year.
Given just a few lucky breaks, some fungi exploit the vast acreage of leaf surfaces.
At times we have outplayed opponents, but they have had lucky breaks and we have ended up losing.
Your wide-ranging interests will be a magnet for lucky breaks. If you overwork your health will blip, so pace your ambitions between April and October.
Ton boss Jim McInally said: OI said to the boys at half time that if they just kept going theyOd get a break I and by God did we get some lucky breaks in the second half.O
Don't joke about lucky breaks to Evesham United skipper Lee Knight: he has been playing with two fractured bones.
They tipped Wolverhampton surprise packet Heathers Girl and saw a string of lucky breaks come their way.