lucky streak

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lucky streak

A series of concurrent fortunate outcomes or occurrences. I was having a bit of a lucky streak at blackjack, which is pretty unusual for me, so I started getting a bit more reckless with the amount of money I was willing to wager. His first few films were near universal successes, both critically and commercially, but since then he has released crappy film after crappy film. Was his early work just a lucky streak, or did he run out of good ideas so soon?
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*lucky streak

 and *streak of luck
Fig. a series of lucky wins in gambling or games. (*Typically: be on ~; have ~.) Thanks to a lucky streak, I won enough in Las Vegas to pay for the trip.
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The Cooler, 15, Limited Edition, Blu ray PS14.99 William H Macy is in amazing melancholic form in this fab indie thriller about a cooler and a man entirely bereft of luck who is employed by a Vegas casino to help break winning and lucky streaks at the tables.
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She said it was all down to her angel, who gave her amazing lucky streaks now and then.
has been a member of Red Flush Casino for more than two years, during which she has enjoyed a number of lucky streaks - most notably on 9 April 2010, shortly after joining with Red Flush Casino, when she won $10,950.00 on the Queen of the Jungle bonus slot.
Macy, Alec Baldwin One of the last mob-run casinos in Vegas, the Shangri-La Hotel and Casino, decides to use Bernie (Macy) as a "cooler" to defuse gamblers' lucky streaks. The scheme goes fine until Bernie falls in love with a cocktail waitress.
And, as in our personal lives, journalism often learns best from its errors rather than its lucky streaks. In that spirit, we in the press should be grateful - sort of - to ABC News for reminding us all once more how insidious are the temptations of checkbook journalism.