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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.
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thank one's lucky stars, to

To be grateful for good fortune. In ancient and medieval times, the stars were believed to have a powerful influence over the lives and destinies of human beings. Thanking them for good fortune, therefore, was a bit of superstitious politeness. Ben Jonson used the term “I thank my Starres for it” in his play, Every Man Out of His Humour (1599). The modern variant came into use during the last century and is more an expression of general relief at emerging unscathed from some dilemma than of belief in celestial influence.
See also: lucky, thank, to
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I THINK what Louis meant to say was: "Work the womb - that's my philosophy." Adele can thank her lucky stars she didn't end up on Louis Walsh's books.
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She should thank her lucky stars she has a healthy daughter when so many mothers are not so lucky.
UMISTIM's name seemed all the more appropriate after yesterday's Craven Stakes, and winning owner Sharon Joint continues to thank her lucky stars that buyers were indifferent to the colt's charms when he went to the sales at Newmarket in the autumn of 1998.
Drew should thank her lucky stars she was not around hundreds of years ago.
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Perhaps he hopes that his ex-wife will read what he says and feel pangs of guilt over leaving him, but in truth, a sensible woman like Glenda Jackson is more likely to thank her lucky stars that she managed to break away from such a suffocatingly-obsessive, self pitying person.
Rather than thank her lucky stars for the timely publicity boost before a new Saturdays album release, Una threw the mother of all strops blasting: "I didn't even drink that night, ask ANYONE at my table, its so unfair!
CAROL Vorderman should thank her lucky stars that Countdown lasted so long.
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