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.
The chairman of the Rangers Disabled Supporters' Club, Billy Paterson, said it was "pure luck" no one was seriously injured when fans jumped on the roof of their shelter.
A police officer said it was "pure luck" no-one was seriously injured or killed by Awil Hayow's driving.
Pure luck. That's how Lebanese producer Jack Sleiman describes his latest collaboration with Jamaican artist Sean Kingston and Lebanese-Canadian singer Karl Wolf.
Fishing leaders have told an influential House of Lords committee it was "pure luck" an EU law to curb overfishing did not devastate the industry.
Abellanoza's version of events: that he believed his wife's newfound wealth was 'pure luck' after she developed a seven-days-a-week gambling habit," Sydney Morning Herald said.
Magistrate Amanda Barron told the Premier League star: "It was pure luck that you did not cause damage to other vehicles or pedestrians."
They avoided being electrocuted by highvoltage lines "by pure luck", said Transport for London.
'I think our victory was pure luck. But win is a win,' he added.
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.