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 for To be in luck
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Luck \Luck\, n. [Akin to D. luk, geluk, G. gl["u]ck, Icel.
     lukka, Sw. lycka, Dan. lykke, and perh. to G. locken to
     entice. Cf. 3d Gleck.]
     That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill,
     affecting one's interests or happiness, and which is deemed
     casual; a course or series of such events regarded as
     occurring by chance; chance; hap; fate; fortune; often, one's
     habitual or characteristic fortune; as, good, bad, ill, or
     hard luck. Luck is often used by itself to mean good luck;
     as, luck is better than skill; a stroke of luck.
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           If thou dost play with him at any game,
           Thou art sure to lose; and of that natural luck,
           He beats thee 'gainst the odds.          --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Luck penny, a small sum given back for luck to one who pays
        money. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     To be in luck, to receive some good, or to meet with some
        success, in an unexpected manner, or as the result of
        circumstances beyond one's control; to be fortunate.
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