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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Todd Lumsden admitted Arbroath rode their luck after it took a Darren Ramsay wonder strike for his men to beat Brora.
MK DONS boss Karl Robinson admitted his side rode their luck against Bristol City to earn a draw.
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.
WREXHAM rode their luck last night to extend their lead at the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier League.
1 FULHAM captain Danny Murphy admitted his side rode their luck in their 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates.
They are the only side to have held Manchester City this term, but clearly there is a lack of consistency, as away results show, and they rode their luck here at times to grind out a point.
NeIl McGee admitted Donegal rode their luck on route to the Ulster final on Sunday.
SPARTAK MOSCOW rode their luck when they achieved a surprise 1-0 victory at the Amsterdam Arena last Thursday but they may struggle to hold on to their advantage in the Russian capital tonight.
FC UNITED COLWYN BAY 21 HARD-DONE-BY Bay missed out on a pounds 3,000 pay day as United rode their luck.
Openers Phillip Hughes and Simon Katich rode their luck, helped by sloppy work in the field, with the latter still there at the interval on 26.
GRITTY Hinckley rode their luck at The Valley to plunder a fourth away victory and retain their place in the top six of Blue Square North.
Newcastle rode their luck but what a fantastic three points this could prove to be and what a goal by Shearer to win it.