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Beginner’s luck

the initial good fortune or success commonly supposed to come to a person who has recently taken up a new pursuit, as a sport or game:
Catching a large trout the first time you go fishing is simply beginner’s luck.
Good fortune in a first attempt or effort, as in I often use a brand-new recipe for a dinner party; I trust beginner’s luck. [ Late 1800s ]


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    to gird about; encompass; surround. Historical Examples I honestly believe that his performance would beat down the frigid steel ramparts that begird the English “lady.” Nights in London Thomas Burke E’er shall avail her neck to begird with yesterday’s ribband. The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus verb (transitive) (poetic) -girds, -girding, -girt, […]

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