lucky ( luckier comparative) ( luckiest superlative )
1 adj You say that someone is lucky when they have something that is very desirable or when they are in a very desirable situation.
oft ADJ to-inf
I am luckier than most. I have a job..., He is incredibly lucky to be alive..., Those who are lucky enough to be wealthy have a duty to give to the hungry.
2 adj Someone who is lucky seems to always have good luck.
Some people are born lucky aren't they?..., He had always been lucky at cards.
3 adj If you describe an action or experience as lucky, you mean that it was good or successful, and that it happened by chance and not as a result of planning or preparation.
They admit they are now desperate for a lucky break..., He was lucky that it was only a can of beer that knocked him on the head.
4 adj A lucky object is something that people believe helps them to be successful.
usu ADJ n
He did not have on his other lucky charm, a pair of green socks.
6 If you say that someone will be luckyto do or get something, you mean that they are very unlikely to do or get it, and will definitely not do or get any more than that.
sb will be lucky phrase V inflects, usu PHR if, PHR to-inf
You'll be lucky if you get any breakfast..., Those remaining in work will be lucky to get the smallest of pay increases...
7 If you strike lucky or strike it lucky, you have some good luck. (mainly BRIT) INFORMAL
strike lucky/strike it lucky phrase V inflects You may strike lucky and find a sympathetic and helpful clerk, but, there again, you might not.
Someone who is happy-go-lucky enjoys life and does not worry about the future. adj
lucky dip ( lucky dips plural ) a lucky dip is a game in which you take a prize out of a container full of hidden prizes and then find out what you have chosen.
in AM, use grab bag
traduzione dizionario Collins Inglese per Studenti
1 advantageous, blessed, charmed, favoured, fortunate, jammy (Brit. slang) on a roll (informal) prosperous, serendipitous, successful
2 adventitious, auspicious, fortuitous, opportune, propitious, providential, timely Antonyms bad, detrimental, ominous, unfavourable, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, unpromising, untimely
blithe, carefree, casual, devil-may-care, easy-going, heedless, improvident, insouciant, irresponsible, light-hearted, nonchalant, unconcerned, untroubled
careworn, cheerless, gloomy, melancholy, morose, sad, serious, unhappy
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