Fortune

spend a fortune

Meaning: a great amount of money

Example: Do not spend a fortune on the gifts to make others happy. Read on

on a roll

Meaning: making a lot of progress

Example: Our team has won eleven out of our twelve matches this season. We are on a roll. Read on

third time’s a charm

Meaning: to say that when a person tries to do something, it works out at the third attempt

Example: The fellow finally managed to pass his exam. As they say, third time's a charm. Read on

knock on wood (touch wood)

Meaning: tap knuckle on wood in order to avoid bad luck

Example: I am expecting a promotion and a big pay hike this year, touch wood. Read on

break a leg

Meaning: good luck

Example: "Break a leg!" shouted the stage director to his actors before the beginning of the play. Read on

a blessing in disguise

Meaning: the misfortune which turns out to have advantages

Example: Losing that job turned out to be a blessing in disguise for him as it forced him to plunge into business. Read on

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axe to grind

Meaning: have a private or selfish reason for doing something

Example: He should not become the chairman of the committee as he has too many axes of his own to grind. Read on

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