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English definition of “pot luck”

pot luck

noun    
[U] anything that is available or is found by chance , rather than something chosen , planned , or prepared : We had no idea which hotel would be best , so we just took pot luck with the first one on the list . Mary's welcome to stay for dinner if she doesn't mind taking pot luck (= having whatever is available ).Chance and randomness [C] mainly US (also potluck) an informal meal where guests bring a different dish that is then shared with the other guests : a pot luck dinner We're having a pot luck on Saturday .Meals and parts of meals
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