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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We thank our lucky stars that nothing happened to us but it has not put us off going back to Las Vegas," said Dennis.
When we in this country are tempted to moan about our climate, we should thank our lucky stars we don't have to cope with anything more extreme than a bit of snow or rain.
We can thank our lucky stars that it was Gary who hacked into the systems and not Al Q'aida or some other terrorist organisation.
AS parents we love our children, and we thank our lucky stars if they are fit and healthy.
Let's just thank our lucky stars that there are so many people who want to work in what are risky jobs in an attempt to improve life for all of us.
If we truly believe in fairness and equality, as we say we do, we'd better thank our lucky stars that some among us have that impulse--for the Henry and Billie Elliotts of the world who, against crazy, unwinnable odds, stand up to injustice; and for the Tommy Warrens, who dare to champion them.
Winter's looming, so thank our lucky stars Laurence Llewelyn- Bowen (above) is on hand with a new series of the travel show.