thank (one's) lucky stars

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Whether it was 150 years ago or 350 years or even a thousand years ago, he should thank his lucky stars he was born in the 20th century and not in the 18th or 19th century.
As for the recovery driver, he should thank his lucky stars a true superhero was passing at exactly the right moment.
DAVID Cameron can thank his lucky stars there has been no loss of life in his Great Libyan Adventure.
MICK McCARTHY thinks new Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier should thank his lucky stars for the legacy left by Martin O'Neill.
GORDON Brown can thank his lucky stars he never went for a November election because what we have seen and read and heard over the last week or so, would have exploded in his face in a run-up to that election.
THE Oakland kicker can thank his lucky stars he isn't employed by trigger-happy Dallas coach BIll Parcells.
The young man who is bemoaning his luck at being banned for five months by the RFU should thank his lucky stars that's all he got.
GEORGE Tyndale should thank his lucky stars that he has the use of his limbs and eyes, unlike those wonderful people representing their countries at the Paralympic Games in Greece.
He should get on his knees and thank his lucky stars the Clippers put up with his disappointing play for so long.
GORDON Ramsay should thank his lucky stars he has such an understanding wife.
SAM ALLARDYCE will thank his lucky stars for his no-frills football education as he leads out his Bolton team today.
With a result of 1-2-6, he can thank his lucky stars it wasn't on the BAGS.
The Home Secretary should thank his lucky stars he is still in one.
His Lordship must thank his lucky stars that he employed two unknown young lawyers named Charles Anthony Lynton Blair and Cherie Booth.
Well, at least he can thank his lucky stars it wasn't J-Lo he'd have been there all day).