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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She said: "I thank my lucky stars my two boys weren't in that car.
I thank my lucky stars that I was not chromosome deficient, with the need to resort to artificial means to achieve parenthood - something the census (or senseless as I call it) invites us all to tell "it" about.
He said: "Every day I thank my lucky stars that I'm still alive.
'I thank my lucky stars I worked with him,' said current captain Robbie Marshall (right) England coach Andy Flower with the Ashes Urn and (inset) the team celebrates Sunday's victory
"I just thank my lucky stars for being an adult before being an actress."
If I was Mr Prescott, I would thank my lucky stars to have someone who had stuck by me for so long, and show her the same loyalty and respect.
WHENEVER I sit in a press box at a football match I look around and thank my lucky stars that I am actually being paid to report on a game.
But I thank my lucky stars I'm not Daniel Craig's character in Enduring Love because he gets stalked by a nutter.
She said: "Ryan has got really bad skin and has to go to a dermatologist but I thank my lucky stars every day because my baby lived."
Every day I wake up and I thank my lucky stars. I made my money, and I'm free, personally and professionally, to do whatever I want."
I thank my lucky stars I have never signed up and that, at 55, I'm now too old!
WORRIED by the need to be urgently hospitalised for the first time,in my 70s,I thank my lucky stars that I was admitted to Arrowe Park Hospital.
I have two sons - and I thank my lucky stars neither wanted to go into the armed forces.
Scriptwriter Guy Jenkin said: "I think if I was Thatcher and Greta was playing me, I'd thank my lucky stars."