as luck would have it

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as luck would have it

How things turned out, as it happened, as in As luck would have it he missed his train, or The check arrived in time, as luck would have it. The luck referred to can mean either good fortune or bad. [Late 1500s]

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