Meaning of ride one's luck in English:

ride one's luck


  • Let favourable events take their course without taking undue risks.

    ‘the batsman rode his luck to score his second century’
    • ‘He rode his luck, of course, but he also made his own.’
    • ‘A controversial goal denied Millwall all three points last Saturday against a Cardiff City side that rode their luck to get a 2-2 draw in the Cola-Cola Championship at The New Den.’
    • ‘Yes, they rode their luck, and Celtic's second-half blitz should have seen United disposed of by three or four goals, but the way they came back at Celtic augurs well for the future.’
    • ‘Tired by their midweek efforts in Europe, they were dominated by Villa in the second half but rode their luck and proceeded to capitalise at the other end.’
    • ‘Yesterday the European adventurers rode their luck and came away with a draw which their largely inert performance barely deserved.’
    • ‘City often rode their luck but looked ready to take their time, be patient and seize any meagre opportunities that came their way.’
    • ‘City were perhaps lucky at times as they rode their luck - but that is the undeniable magic of the FA Cup.’
    • ‘Fleetwood rode their luck and then enjoyed their best spell of the match.’
    • ‘We have more steel now and, though we rode our luck against Celtic, this steel probably saw us through, even if it shouldn't be forgotten that the result brought us back-to-back victories at Parkhead.’
    • ‘We rode our luck in the first half and I thought that might be the turning-point for us, but then we conceded two goals straight away after half-time and it wasn't to be our day yet again.’