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  • IPA(key): /ˌɡʊd ˈlʌk/
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good luck (uncountable)

  1. Desirable or beneficial fortune.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, in A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      “[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people do send to other people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes like
        Here's rattling good luck and roaring good cheer, / With lashings of food and great hogsheads of beer. […]”

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Interjection Edit

good luck

  1. Used to wish fortune on someone or as encouragement.
    Synonyms: best of luck; (chiefly in the entertainment industry) break a leg; come on; more power to your elbow; take heart; (opera) toi, toi, toi

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This expression is considered to bring bad luck in the theatre, where – according to superstition – break a leg should be used in its place.

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