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10-19-13 LUCKY

Being Lucky
Sometimes a small chance event or decision can make the difference between a happy ending and an utter disaster. For such situations, here are ten expressions that you can use ...


Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing
1) It's a good thing (that)...
2) It's just as well...
3) Fortunately, / Luckily,...
4) As luck would have it...
5) That was a stroke of luck.
6) It's lucky...
7) It's very/most fortunate (that)...
8) That was a close thing / near miss
9) It must be your lucky day!
10) You lucky thing! / You jammy bastard!


How To Use These Phrases In Your English
1) We use phrases 1 and 2 when something has prevented a disaster. We follow the phrases with a clause that describes the fortunate action or circumstance. They are both fairly informal.
2) We use phrases 3 and 4 when we are re-telling a story and they are followed by some aspect of the situation that prevented a disaster from happening.
3) Phrase 5 is often used to react to a lucky story that somebody has told you. You can also use it to comment on your own good fortune at the time it occurs.
4) We use phrases 5, 6 and 7 in a similar way to phrases 1, 2 and 3. For example “It's lucky you weren't wearing your best clothes when you fell over”.
5) We use phrase 8 when we have experienced a near disaster that was only just avoided.
6) Phrases 9 and 10 are used to say that you think another person has been lucky. “You jammy bastard” is very informal and only used with people who you know very well.

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