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English definition of “as luck would have it”

as luck would have it

by chance : We ran out of petrol on the way home , but as luck would have it, we were very near a garage .Chance and randomness Grammar:Luck and luckyWe use the noun luck and the adjective lucky to talk about good things happening by chance, and not because of our own efforts:
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