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more by accident than design

because of ​luck and not because of ​skill or ​organization: The ​play was a ​success more by accident than ​design.
(Definition of more by accident than design from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “more by accident than design”
in Chinese (Simplified) 与其说是人为还不如说因为幸运, 由于机缘而非有意安排…
in Chinese (Traditional) 與其說是人為還不如說因為幸運, 由於機緣而非有意安排…
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