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be the luck of the draw

to be the ​result of ​chance and something that you have no ​control over: You can't ​choose who you ​play against - it's just the luck of the ​draw.
(Definition of be the luck of the draw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be the luck of the draw”
in Chinese (Simplified) 听天由命,全靠运气…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聽天由命,全靠運氣…
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