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pot luck Line breaks: pot luck
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒtlʌk/

Definition of pot luck in English:


1A situation in which one must take a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable: he could take pot luck in a town not noted for its restaurants
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  • He said: ‘I travelled from Castleford and took my pot luck along with everyone else but it makes my blood boil when I see tickets now on sale for up to four times their face value.’
  • It's just a case of pot luck whether you buy it or not.
  • So whatever that has transpired since is mostly pot luck that events that happened around me decided to brew up and guess I have made a reasonably good meal of it.
1.1 (usually potluck) North American A meal or party to which each of the guests contributes a dish: [as modifier]: a potluck supper
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  • The potluck involves each guest preparing and bringing a dish to the event, to be shared by all the diners.
  • Ecovillage neighbors gather for Sunday potlucks and spontaneous midweek meals in the courtyard garden or lobby.
  • They built halls to serve as language schools and as places for dramas, films, judo lessons, poetry readings, potlucks, and parties.
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