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

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