a stroke of luck

Definition

A stroke of luck is an unexpected and fortunate event or circumstance.

Examples

I got the job I wanted, it was a stroke of luck.

He passed the exam without studying, it was a stroke of luck.

We got the tickets for the concert, it was a stroke of luck.

She found a parking space right away, it was a stroke of luck.

Origin

The phrase ‘stroke of luck’ was first used in the late 16th century, by a Scottish poet, Robert Henryson.

FAQs

Q1

What is a stroke of luck?

A1

A stroke of luck is an unexpected and fortunate event or circumstance.