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Meaning of “lucky” in the English Dictionary

"lucky" in British English

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luckyadjective

uk   us   /ˈlʌk.i/
A2 having good things ​happen to you by ​chance: "I'm going to Japan." "Lucky you!" The lucky ​winner will be ​able to ​choose from three different ​holidays. [+ to infinitive] They're lucky to have such a ​niceoffice to ​work in. He's lucky that he wasn't ​fired. It ​sounds as if you had a lucky escape (= by good ​chance you were ​able to ​avoid something ​dangerous or ​unpleasant). We'll be lucky if we get there by ​midnight at this ​rate (= we might get there by ​midnight or it might be ​later).B1 bringing good ​luck: a lucky ​charm Six is my lucky ​number.

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