a run of (good) luck

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a run of (good) luck

A period of continuous good fortune. We've had a real run of luck ahead of the build. The planning permission came through very quickly, the bank approved our second loan application, and the weather is supposed to stay sunny and dry for the next few months. With this refund from the IRS, it looks like my run of good luck is still going!
See also: luck, of, run

run of luck

Also, run of bad luck. A continued spell of good (or bad) fortune, as in The builder had a run of luck with day after day of good weather, or Nothing was going right; he was having a long run of bad luck. Originally used mainly in games of chance, this idiom was first recorded in 1782, but the use of run for a continued spell of something dates from the late 1600s.
See also: luck, of, run
References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, it must be owned I had not much reason to count upon a general run of good luck. And suppose I had the misfortune to pile her up high and dry on some beastly shoal?
And we can't understate the importance of the players who claim those spots, as last year's incredible run of good luck in the injury department is almost certain to be unrepeatable.
Local rod Betso Benson continued his run of good luck on Monday with a pair of ide weighing 5lb 6oz and 5lb 8oz.
It has been hard going since then and Rodgers admitted the youngster could do with a run of good luck as well as games.
Fifi This little lady deserves a run of good luck. She's around a year old and was brought in with her two kittens.
This run of good luck will remain with you later and will cover a wider area.
His run of good luck ended with his foray into video gaming when his 38 Studios (named for his uniform number) famously tanked after getting loans worth $75 million from the state of Rhode Island.
Johannesburg, South Africa, June 23, 2015 --(PR.com)-- A player at Yebo Casino, one of South Africa's most popular online casinos, had quite a run of good luck playing his favourite online slots the other night.
Whether it was UMass' defense, friendly rims at the Mullins Center or just a run of good luck, the Hawks couldn't miss from outside and stunned the Minutemen, 82-71, Wednesday at the Mullins Center.
And such are the hazards of tradition of open air theatre during the traditional British summer - although to be fair the company currently presenting three shows in repertory at the annual Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre have enjoyed a run of good luck with the elements.
After years of bitter disappointment both on the field and off it, combined with the prospect of financial meltdown and possible closure, Wrexham needed a run of good luck and that's exactly what they have had.
Isaacs is due a run of good luck after suffering two serious injuries during his time at the Ospreys - bumps that have contributed to the Cardiff-born player making just five starts over two seasons.
Let's hope that we continue our run of good luck here in the UK this Friday and turn even more players into EuroMillionaires!" Watch the show on BBC1 at 11.05pm and check your ticket as the numbers are revealed or log on to www.nationallottery.co.uk for all draw results.
It follows an amazing run of good luck for UK players, who have won more than pounds 347million since June last year.
Suzie is undeniably persistent and her success has not been the result of a run of good luck. She failed her driving test five times before she finally passed it and she won BYPY having failed to even make the short list of finalists four years previously.