Saturday, July 31, 2004


Lucky days
Prerana Trehan

Who doesnít want to be lucky? Learn these idioms and you will attract all the luck in the world.

A stroke of luck: something good that happens to you by chance.

I thought I had lost my keys for good but by a stroke of luck I found them on my lawn a week later.

Be in luck: be able to have or do something, especially when you do not expect to.

The play is heavily booked but if I am in luck I just might be able to manage a ticket.

Just my luck: something you say, usually humorously, when something bad happens to you.

Today I had to appear for an interview and my car broke down so I couldnít make it in time. Just my luck.

No such luck: you are disappointed because you werenít able to do something you would have liked to.

I had hoped to go to Goa for a vacation, but no suck luck.

Donít push your luck: donít try too hard to get what you want and risk losing what you have achieved.

"Your parents have agreed to let you go for the party, donít push your luck by asking them to let you stay late."

Try your luck: try to achieve something, although you know you might not succeed.

I know it is difficult to get a good break in playback singing but I would like to try my luck.

Strike it lucky: suddenly have some good luck.

Every new writer hopes to strike it lucky with his first book.

Thank your lucky stars: feel grateful that you have avoided an unpleasant situation.

Thank your lucky stars your parents havenít found out that you have been bunking college.

(Reference: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms)