the luck of the Irish


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the luck of the Irish

Extremely good luck or fortune. I can't believe I won the lottery and a radio contest in the same week—I must have the luck of the Irish!
See also: Irish, luck, of

luck of the Irish

luck associated with the Irish people. (Also said as a catch phrase for any kind of luck.) Bill: How did you manage to do it, Jeff. Jeff: It's the luck of the Irish, I guess.
See also: Irish, luck, of

the luck of the Irish

very good luck.
See also: Irish, luck, of
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