Also, luck of the Irish. Extraordinarily good fortune, as in You’ve the luck of the devil—that ball landed just on the line, or Winning the lottery—that’s the luck of the Irish. These superstitious attributions of good fortune date from the first half of the 1900s.
/ˈlʌkˌpɛnɪ/ noun (Brit) (pl) -nies 1. a coin kept for luck 2. a small amount of money returned for luck by a seller to a customer
- Luck up
verb phrase To become lucky: Before I lucked up (1954+)
[luhk-ee] /ˈlʌk i/ adjective, luckier, luckiest. 1. having or marked by good ; fortunate: That was my lucky day. 2. happening fortunately: a lucky accident. 3. bringing or foretelling good , or supposed to do so: a lucky penny. [luhk-ee] /ˈlʌk i/ noun, plural luckies. Scot. 1. a familiar name applied to an elderly woman, […]
- Lucky country
noun 1. (Austral, slang) a jocular name for Australia