luck out

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luck out (third-person singular simple present lucks out, present participle lucking out, simple past and past participle lucked out)

  1. (idiomatic, US) To experience great luck; to be extremely fortunate or lucky.
    • I lucked out and got the last two tickets to the big show.
  2. (idiomatic, UK) To have run out of luck.
    • I lucked out and failed to get the tickets.

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