Luck

come to grief

Meaning: to have an accident or suffer disaster.

Example: Their relationship came to grief following their disastrous vacation. Read on

silver spoon

Meaning: having a rich or privileged background

Example: Many fans believed that Vince was a silver spoon kid. Read on

happy go lucky

Meaning: cheerful

Example: Even though it was storming outside, he kept his sunny disposition since he was happy-go-lucky. 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

all the best

Meaning: a polite way to end a letter or email

Example: We would like to wish you all the best in the year to come. 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

born with a silver spoon in mouth

Meaning: to be born to parents who are rich and have a good social rank

Example: He has never worked hard for anything because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. His parents brought everything to him instead. 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

fingers crossed

Meaning: a gesture of crossed fingers used to express good luck

Example: Good luck with your test tomorrow. I'll have my fingers crossed. Read on

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high up

Meaning: to have an important standing in society

Example: With the way he barked orders at the workers, everyone got the impression that he is high up in the company. Read on

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