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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Motorists who drink and drive should have no excuses when they get caught by the police, and those who don't get caught ought to thank their lucky stars. But those who are convicted of this inexcusable criminal offence deserve nothing but complete derision.
We wish good health to everyone in hospital, while everyone else should thank their lucky stars - and remember that one day it might be them or their children who need the best care our taxes can buy.
But Janet and Graham Walton are happy to just thank their lucky stars each night.
ALL these people who have been turning purple with rage this week because Lewis Hamilton has decided to move from Stevenage to Switzerland should thank their lucky stars that their lives are clearly stressfree if this is all they have got to get irate about.
IF THOSE Flat jockeys recently banned for passing on inside information - Robert Winston, Fran Ferris, Luke Fletcher and Robbie Fitzpatrick - are feeling hard done by, they can thank their lucky stars they don't ply their trade in Hong Kong.
Please don't insult your readers by asking them to feel sorry for celebrities like Kev, they should thank their lucky stars that they have the jobs and privileges they have and stop whining!
LIVERPOOL were left to thank their lucky stars as England duo Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard fired them into fourth place for the first time this season.
In a riotous speech accepting the trophy at the awards in Los Angeles, he paid tribute to his managers, yelling: "They should thank their lucky stars they ever met me!"
Glam rockers The Darkness must thank their lucky stars that they wrote a chrimbo hit - Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) - a decade ago as it's one of their biggest earners.
SCOTTISH goalkeepers should thank their lucky stars that the Saint & Greavesie's Saturday ny lunchtime programme is no longer being aired.
Mercy crews survey the remains of a 100-ton bridge which collapsed while being demolished, and thank their lucky stars they aren't dealing with a major disaster.
My advice to the Blairite refugees facing no charges after the police inquiry is to thank their lucky stars.
SOME men would thank their lucky stars for a woman with sexual experience.
I hope the people of Wales thank their lucky stars every time they remember that Toshack walked out after just one game in charge.
Those responsible for emergency planning should thank their lucky stars that no one died of hypothermia.