ride (one's) luck

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ride (one's) luck

To find success through fortune or chance rather than through one's own agency or risk-taking. (Used especially in reference to sporting events.) Primarily heard in UK. Cheltenham has been riding their luck lately, winning their last two games on penalty kicks alone, but they'll need to step up their game if they hope to have a place in the championship.
See also: luck, ride

ride your luck

let favourable events take their course without taking undue risks.
See also: luck, ride
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Record seven-time champions Egypt rode their luck at times as DR Congo twice struck the crossbar in the first half but the Group A leaders held firm to join Nigeria as the first teams through to the knockout phase.Egypt overcame the distraction of Amr Warda being banished from the squad earlier in the day over mounting sexual harassment allegations.
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp admitted the Reds rode their luck in the 1-0 win over Town at the weekend.
TTBS boss Pat McGibbon agreed they rode their luck a bit in the latter stages.
DANNY COWLEY admitted his Lincoln side "rode their luck".
Neil Harris admitted the Lions rode their luck in Millwall's 1-0 win overBrentfordbut called on his players to keep on pushing in the final nine games of the season.
Todd Lumsden admitted Arbroath rode their luck after it took a Darren Ramsay wonder strike for his men to beat Brora.
And though they rode their luck at times, Liverpool at least competed, and at least tried to stand up to the test.
RICHIE Young believes Redcar have rode their luck in recent weeks - but hopes to end 2014 with a bang.
ALAN PARDEW admitted Newcastle United rode their luck at White Hart Lane yesterday.
But the former Parkhead favourite thinks the Hoops rode their luck to beat his Spartak Moscow 2-1 and qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
1 FULHAM captain Danny Murphy admitted his side rode their luck in their 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates.
The Pirates rode their luck in a one-sided first half but bounced back to give their fight against relegation a boost.
FC UNITED COLWYN BAY 21 HARD-DONE-BY Bay missed out on a pounds 3,000 pay day as United rode their luck.
Aleksandr Ryazantsev scored a ridiculously brilliant long-range opener for Rubin, who rode their luck on numerous occasions, not least when Barca hit the woodwork twice in the second half.
A strong Tranmere side including eight professionals Wrexham Res ..............1 Tranmere Res ..............2 saw their lead halved on 55 minutes and rode their luck as the Welshmen pressed for an equaliser.