run of luck


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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
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South Wales has had its good run of luck in April, 226 players in Port Talbot shared PS2m.
In addition to the fantastic run of luck with big winners in 2012, EuroMillions players are also making a difference to communities across the UK, contributing to the pounds 30m raised every week for National Lottery Good Causes.
While this could be due to natural variability - a bad run of luck, if you will - climate scientists are conducting ongoing research to see if there may be something else causing it, possibly changes in sea surface temperatures due to natural cycles.
JOSEPH O'BRIEN'S wretched run of luck in France this year finally took a turn for the better as he and Imperial Monarch survived a 35-minute stewards' inquiry to claim the Grand Prix de Paris.
The Huddersfield court was told that Billings had suffered a particularly bad run of luck at the time.
It means UK ticket holders have scooped pounds 192million in an amazing run of luck since January.
A National Lottery spokesman said: "This fantastic win has maintained the UK's amazing run of luck in banking big EuroMillions jackpots.
Britain has had quite a good run of luck just recently.
It would well have been five career successes last time too, but for a woeful run of luck when the pace started to hot up over seven furlongs.
The UK has had an incredible run of luck over the past 18 months - there have been 9 jackpot winners who've banked more than pounds 347m.
The wee man just needs a run of luck but he still knows where the net is.
Moreover, beneath a gruff exterior lay a much more agreeable cove - Bonetti was rarely averse to staking poker players enjoying a miserable run of luck.
They achieved that with Pietersen and Bell forging a stunning 286-run fourthwicket stand but Paul Collingwood's bad run of luck continued when he was given out controversially as England progressed to 422 for five at lunch on the second day at Lord's.
Steele, the driver on the Calgary end of the stage line, has had an extremely bad run of luck, and feels it very keenly.
The Nashville-based organization hopes to continue a run of luck that saw last year's CMA Awards beat the Grammys in the ratings for the first time.