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stroke of luck (or good luck)

Definition of stroke of luck or good luck in English:

A fortunate occurrence that could not have been predicted or expected.
Example sentences
  • And it is only a stroke of luck which has helped him gain a middle order slot in the first and second Tests.
  • When you lose, don't lose the lesson - remember that not getting what you want can sometimes be a wonderful stroke of luck.
  • Having different cultures is a stroke of luck for a country.
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