Does lucked out mean good or bad?
It means that you are replete with luck. Think of similar phrases like ‘all decked out’, e.g. The house was all decked out with balloons and banners for the birthday party. Out in all these contexts means ‘the fullest extent or amount’.
Why is it called lucked out?
An entry in the Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage (published in 1985 and written by my parents, William and Mary Morris) notes that “luck out” was used during World War II to mean “to run out of luck,” specifically to be killed or wounded in action.
Is lucked out a word?
to be very lucky: The Giants really lucked out in last night’s game.
What is the opposite of lucked out?
In American english, where “lucking out” is enjoying success or benefits due to good fortune, I’d say the antonym is “(getting) a bad draw” which is facing hardship due to bad fortune. Obviously enough, it does not contain the word “luck”.
Whats lucked out mean?
US, informal. : to have good luck We arrived late but we lucked out—there were still a few tickets left.
What does lucked mean?
To be very lucky or fortunate; to experience particularly good luck. (A nonstandard variant of “luck out.”) I really lucked in with my graduate school program.
What lucked out?
What does dont push your luck mean?
phrase. If you say that someone is pushing their luck, you think they are taking a bigger risk than is sensible, and may get into trouble. I didn’t dare push my luck too far and did not ask them to sign statements. See full dictionary entry for luck.
What does it mean to struck out?
struck out; struck out also stricken out; striking out; strikes out. Definition of strike out (Entry 2 of 2) intransitive verb. 1 : to enter upon a course of action. 2 : to set out vigorously.
What does getting locked up mean?
To lock someone up means to put them in prison or a secure psychiatric hospital.
Is luck a skill?
Luck is a skill itself. Good things that happen to you by chance, not because of your own efforts or abilities (Oxford Learners’ Dictionary) (Urban Dictionary)
What is the dictionary definition of lucked out?
lucked out synonyms, lucked out pronunciation, lucked out translation, English dictionary definition of lucked out. n. 1. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; fortune: They met one day out of pure luck.
Which is an example of the idiom luck out?
For example, We lucked out and found the same rug for half the price, or Nell and Dave lucked into a terrific apartment. [ Colloquial; mid-1900s]
What is the meaning of the word luck?
intr.v. lucked, luck·ing, lucks Informal To gain success or something desirable by chance: lucked into a good apartment; lucked out in finding that rare book. As it turned out; as it happened: As luck would have it, it rained the day of the picnic. Enjoying success; fortunate. Lacking good fortune.
Do you really luck out when you order the Duck?
I really lucked out when I got into such a wonderful graduate school program. I have the most amazing group of professors and peers! Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved. to be fortunate; to strike it lucky. I really lucked out when I ordered the duck. It’s excellent. I didn’t luck out at all.