thank (one's) lucky stars

thank (one's) lucky stars

To express appreciation for a beneficial occurrence. You should thank your lucky stars that you managed to avoid that violent car accident. We thank our lucky stars that we were able to get a home in this neighborhood at such a reasonable price.
See also: lucky, star, thank
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thank one's lucky stars

Fig. to be thankful for one's luck. You can thank your lucky stars that I was there to help you. I thank my lucky stars that I studied the right things for the test.
See also: lucky, star, thank
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

thank one's lucky stars

Be grateful for good fortune, as in I thank my lucky stars that I wasn't on that plane that crashed. This phrase, which reflects the ancient belief in the influence of stars over human destinies, appeared in slightly different form in Ben Jonson's play Every Man Out of His Humour (1599): "I thank my Stars for it." The exact locution dates from the 1800s and is more a general expression of relief than of belief in the stars' protection. Also see thank god.
See also: lucky, star, thank
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

thank your lucky stars

feel grateful for your good fortune.
1998 Times All Alec Stewart can do is thank his lucky stars that his main strike bowler is fit again.
See also: lucky, star, thank
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thank your lucky ˈstars (that...)

be very grateful (that...): You should thank your lucky stars that you’re young and healthy.
See also: lucky, star, thank
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