As luck would have it



How things turned out, as it happened, as in As luck would have it he missed his train, or The check arrived in time, as luck would have it. The luck referred to can mean either good fortune or bad. [ Late 1500s ]

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    The same number of. For example, He changed jobs four times in as many years means he changed jobs four times in four years. [ c. 1400 ] as many as. A phrase used to qualify the meaning of many as a very large number, depending on what follows it. For example, You can take […]

  • Mcpherson

    Aimee Semple [sem-puh l] /ˈsɛm pəl/ (Show IPA), 1890–1944, U.S. evangelist, born in Canada. a town in central Kansas. Contemporary Examples This time, McPherson achieves his haunting effects in different ways. The Haunted Stage: Conor McPherson on His Plays Ronald K. Fried January 19, 2014 And that means that the pressure is on McPherson, known […]



  • As much

    The same or virtually the same. For example, He’s resigning? I thought as much means I thought he was doing just that. [ Late 1300s ] Also see: as much as

  • Again

    once more; another time; anew; in addition: Will you spell your name again, please? in an additional case or instance; moreover; besides; furthermore. on the other hand: It might happen, and again it might not. back; in return; in reply: to answer again. to the same place or person: to return again. again and again, […]



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