beginner's luck


beginner's luck
fortune of a beginner, luck of someone who is new to an activity

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Beginner's luck — When someone with limited experience achieves better than expected results it is referred to as beginner s luck. The term is most often used in reference to a first attempt in sport or gambling. For example, if Mike beats veteran golf player Joe… …   Wikipedia

  • beginner's luck — noun : the good fortune felt to attend one s first ventures (as at gambling, hunting, or fishing) * * * the initial good fortune or success commonly supposed to come to a person who has recently taken up a new pursuit, as a sport or game:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beginner's Luck — Infobox Film name = Beginner s Luck image size = caption = director = Gus Meins producer = Hal Roach writer = narrator = starring = music = Marvin Hatley cinematography = Art Lloyd editing = Louis McManus distributor = MGM released = 23 February …   Wikipedia

  • beginner's luck — the initial good fortune or success commonly supposed to come to a person who has recently taken up a new pursuit, as a sport or game: Catching a large trout the first time you go fishing is simply beginner s luck. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • beginner's luck — be,ginner s luck noun uncount unusual success that you have when you start doing something new …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • beginner's luck — UK / US noun [uncountable] unusual success that you have when you start doing something new …   English dictionary

  • (I've Got) Beginner's Luck — is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, written for the 1937 film Shall We Dance , it was introduced by Fred Astaire. Notable recordings*Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959) …   Wikipedia

  • beginner — early 14c., founder, agent noun from BEGIN (Cf. begin). Meaning novice is from late 15c. Beginner s luck is from 1897 …   Etymology dictionary

  • luck — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ better, good, great ▪ blind, dumb (AmE), plain, pure, sheer ▪ It was sheer luck …   Collocations dictionary

  • luck — n. success good fortune 1) to bring luck 2) to try one s luck (at smt.) 3) to press, push one s luck 4) pure, sheer luck 5) beginner s luck 6) one s luck improves, turns; runs out 7) a bit, stroke of luck 8) luck at, in (luck at gambling) …   Combinatory dictionary


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