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Some people say "chance" doesn't exist... This isn't the point, here... Therefore, we'll simply study the vocabulary and expressions related to it.
... by chance...
Some varied vocabulary...
To come across
To come upon
|As luck would have it||At random|
|To chance to do something||A random selection|
|It was pure chance||To leave nothing to chance|
|Just in case||To draw lots|
|The luck of the draw||A hazard= a risk|
Just in case Haphazard
|A coincidence||To coincide|
|A stroke of luck||Luckily|
|Good luck!||To be lucky/ fortunate!|
|Auspicious||A lucky charm|
Hard luck! ominous= threatening
Bad luck/ ill luck/ misfortune
Bad luck!/ Hard luck!/ Tough luck!
|Ominous||To put on a brave face|
|That's life!||That the way things are!|
an opportunity auspicious
|Destiny||To be destined to do|
To have the chance to do/
The opportunity of doing
|To take the opportunity to do|
|To stand a chance of||In case/ on the off-chance that|
... AND A FEW EXPRESSIONS...
- If you're lucky/ fortunate enough to go there...
- It was just his luck/ misfortune to do...
- That's the way the cookie crumbles... (AE)
- It was her destiny/ her fate to...
- To seize the opportunity of stg/ the chance of stg/
- There's a slight chance that...
- I jumped at the opportunity...
That's it! Now, it's your turn... Face the test and pass it with Flying Colours!
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