pure luck


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pure luck

Nothing but fate or fortune, whether good or ill (as opposed to skill, preparation, teamwork, etc.). You can't rely on pure luck to get through life's challenges. You need to work hard to succeed! Both teams fought valiantly, but, in the end, it was pure luck that decided the outcome.
See also: luck, pure

pure luck

 and blind luck
complete luck; nothing but plain luck. I have no skill. I won by pure luck.
See also: luck, pure
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But when he left, he left in great spirits, for he perceived that just by pure luck and no troublesome labor he had accomplished several delightful things: he had touched both men on a raw spot and seen them squirm; he had modified Wilson's sweetness for the twins with one small bitter taste that he wouldn't be able to get out of his mouth right away; and, best of all, he had taken the hated twins down a peg with the community; for Blake would gossip around freely, after the manner of detectives, and within a week the town would be laughing at them in its sleeve for offering a gaudy reward for a bauble which they either never possessed or hadn't lost.
Det Con Ben Kahane, of Hackney CID, said: "It was pure luck he didn't hurt or kill innocent pedestrians.
Whichever the case, both can happen through pure luck.
The Llanrhaeadr Springs is a great venue but it was pure luck that we found it," she said.
Jailing Halligan, who has 22 past convictions, Judge Amanda Rippon said it was pure luck that the victim survived as the blade narrowly missed a major artery.
BRING back old Bingo and the way it used to be When it really was a game of pure luck and not a computer did you see.
Of course we will have to be convinced that it has been down to their actions and not pure luck As matters stand, far too many are out of work and those in work are receiving poorer incomes and conditions of service have got worse.
It was pure luck that we were born in such a privileged society, neither you or I deserve peace and safety more than any of those people seeking refuge and asylum in the UK.
And he admitted it was pure luck rather than quick reflexes that kept him away from the barriers after his right rear tyre exploded at top speed.
Discover how persistence, technology and sometimes pure luck helped authorities capture eight of the world's highest-profile criminals, including John Dillinger, Adolf Eichmann and Osama bin Laden.
He just captured the 2004 Junior Ryder Cup with the European Team and suffice it say that the bet his father made had some logic to it and not just pure luck.
The offenders in this burglary have put their lives at serious risk by breaking into an electricity substation and, if they had stepped in the wrong place, the consequences could have been potentially fatal - it is pure luck this hasn't happened.
Asked his opinion of the techniques executed by the likes of Victorian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell - the reverse sweep and the ramp shot - Harvey said he couldn't possibly do them himself, and added that's not skill, but pure luck.
The result is that experienced and hard-working applicants have to rely on pure luck or knowing someone in the company to enable them to circumnavigate HR altogether.