to strike it lucky

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - strike it lucky

"to strike it lucky"

to suddenly become rich or successful


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - strike it lucky

Two students are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have a look at this study guide I found.

Friend 2:  Amazing! It makes the subject so easy to understand.

Friend 1:  We have struck it lucky with this book.

Friend 2:  Passing the exam will be easy now.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - strike it lucky

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Why do you keep wasting money on buying lottery tickets?

Friend 2:  Because one day I am going to strike it lucky.

Friend 1:  Do you really think there is a chance of winning millions?

Friend 2:  People win the lottery every week and then retire in luxury.

to strike it lucky - Usage:


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to strike it lucky - Gerund Form:

Striking it lucky is an exhilarating experience.

to strike it lucky - Examples:

1)  ... to find other sources of revenue. But educators hoping to strike it lucky abroad would do well to heed the lesson of ...

2)  ... plan without hesitation for how you'll support yourself if you don't strike it lucky in Powerball!

3)  If you think you will strike it lucky at the on-board casino -- guess again.

4)  ... with the NRL about to strike it lucky through the sale of television rights, ...

5)  ... no one would ever strike it lucky and live their dreams without huge expectations.

6)  Everyday people are opening up new technology businesses and trying to strike it lucky as a technology entrepreneur.

7)  This means that statistically you are very unlikely to "strike it lucky" from digital, particularly if all you do is the same thing as most.

8)  Some businesses wrongly assumed they would automatically strike it lucky by getting in early. 

9)  Not all miners at Mererani strike it lucky. Most miners end up in greater poverty.

10)  ... people fall for get-rick-quick scams or play the lottery every week hoping to strike it lucky

11)  ... while preying upon poor citizens' hopes of striking it lucky in a lottery jackpot.

12)  The lure of striking it lucky and a culture steeped in superstitions surrounding luck captivate many in a nation where ...

13)  ... booming real estate market was giving hope to many who dreamed of striking it lucky

14)  ... and the idea that striking it lucky as an artist has anything to do with talent.

15)  His dreams of striking it lucky have crumbled as the realty bubble has burst.

16)  He says the terrible conditions will not dash his dreams of striking it lucky.

17)  ... he dreamed of striking it lucky someday.

18)  But before anyone rushes out to sea in hopes of striking it lucky like the Schmitts, remember that many treasure hunters go a lifetime without ever making ...

19)  Young people barely out of university were striking it lucky in California's Silicon Valley. Money flowed freely and parties were lavish.

20)  But there has never been word of prospectors or others actually striking it lucky with bounty from the fabled mine.