luck of the devil

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luck of the devil

Also, luck of the Irish. Extraordinarily good fortune, as in You've the luck of the devilthat ball landed just on the line, or Winning the lotterythat's the luck of the Irish. These superstitious attributions of good fortune date from the first half of the 1900s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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