alsogood luckgood things that happen to you by chanceCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS not have much/any luck have no luck have good luck have more/better luck have the luck to do something can't believe your luck sheer luck (=used to emphasize something happened only by luck) a piece of luck a stroke of luck (=very good luck) an element of luck (=used to say that luck is involved in something) dumb luckAmerican English (=good luck that happens by chance, without you planning it at all)
at push1 (12)WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: luck, lucky!! Do not say that someone 'has luck'. Say they are lucky• I was lucky (NOT I had luck) and got to the airport just in time. • You're so lucky to live by the sea. You can use 'have' with luckonly when luck has something before it such as 'bad', 'good', 'much', 'any' 'a bit of' etc• He's had a lot of bad luck recently. • Did you have any luck finding your bag? • If we have a bit of luck, we'll see her before she leaves.GRAMMAR!! luck is an uncountable noun• Winning was mostly a matter of luck. Do not say 'a luck'. To talk about one lucky event you can say a piece of luck, a bit of luck, or a stroke of luck• Seeing him at that moment was an amazing piece of luck (NOT an amazing luck).WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: chance, chances, luckchancemeans possibility• There is a small chance he is still alive. • You've got a good chance of passing. chancealso means opportunity• You will have the chance to meet the star of the show.chancealso means that something happened by coincidence or was not planned• It was pure chance that we bought the same shoes. Someone's chances are the probability that they will do something• Her chances of finding him after all these years are slim. • He aims to win today - what are his chances?!! Use chances of doingsomething, not 'chances to do something'• Your chances of getting (NOT chances to get) a job are as good as anyone's.luckis when something good happens without being planned• He won more through luck than skill. • It was such luck that you were there to help me! ➔ See alsochance
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.