Meaning: To get good luck; to have something good suddenly happen to you.
I had a bad headache, so I went to the store to buy some aspirin. I lucked out – they had one bottle left.
A: “I didn’t get sick once this winter.” B: “Wow, you really lucked out!”
She lucked out this morning and found a seat on the train. She usually has to stand because it’s so crowded.
You’re on vacation. You can say you lucked out because you…
A. had to wait a long time for your flight to depart.
B. found a very nice hotel room for cheap.
C. went to Europe.
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The correct answer is B. Most people would say that finding a very nice hotel room for cheap is good luck, and if good luck comes your way, we say you lucked out.