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luck

1 noun success or failure resulting from chanceádh masc1we didn't enjoy any luck last year ní raibh ádh ar bith orainn anuraidh, ní raibh an t-ádh linn ar chor ar bith anuraidhhe doesn't have much luck with the ladies is beag rath a bhíonn air leis na mnáshe has the luck of the devil tá an t-ádh dearg ag siúl léi, nach uirthi a bhíonn an t-ádh, rugadh an sonas léi we might have the luck to see him tonight b'fhéidir go mbeadh sé d'ádh orainn é a fheiceáil anocht I had a stroke of luck yesterday bhí beagán den ádh orm inné, bhí sciorta den ádh orm innéwe'll have to take pot luck caithfimid dul sa seans, beidh orainn an t-arán a ghlacadh mar a gheobhaimid é here's wishing you luck! ádh mór!, go n-éirí leat!, go gcuire Dia an t-ádh ort! he wished me luck ghuigh sé gach rath orm, ghuigh sé an t-ádh liom she wished me luck with the new car mhair sí an carr nua dom it's a sign of good luck comhartha den ádh is ea é I had a lot of bad luck this year bhí mí-ádh ceart orm i mbliana it'll bring you luck cuirfidh sé an t-ádh ort he ran out of luck thréig an t-ádh é I'll never see it unless my luck changes ní fheicfidh mé go deo é mura n-athróidh Dia a lámh liom his luck can't hold forever (also his luck can't last forever) ní fhéadfaidh an t-ádh a bheith air i gcónaí 2 noun randomness, chanceádh masc1cinniúint fem3  c m useans masc4  c m uit's just luck sin an rud a bhí sa chinniúint againn, sin an rud a bhí i ndán dúinnit was luck that we came together trí sheans a thángamar le chéile it's sheer luck that we found it (also it's pure luck that we found it) bhí an t-ádh dearg orainn é a fháil; murach go raibh an t-ádh linn, ní bhfaighimis é it happened by dumb luck de thaisme a tharla sé there was an element of luck in it bhí ruainne den ádh ag roinnt leis
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 noun person, thing etc that causes good or bad events a spider is good luck tá an t-ádh ag baint leis an damhán allaby good luck I ran into her ar ámharaí an tsaoil casadh orm íI had the good luck to come home early bhí sé d'ádh orm teacht abhaile go luath, bhí sé de shonas orm teacht abhaile go luath you're bad luck! tá an mí-ádh ag siúl leat!, tá mí-ádh ortsa! it's bad luck to walk under a ladder tá sé mí-ámharach siúl faoi dhréimireit brought us nothing but bad luck ní raibh ann ach mí-ádh ó thús go deireadh, ní dhearna sé a dhath ach mí-ádh a tharraingt orainnI had the bad luck to fall on the step bhí sé de mhí-ádh orm titim ar an gcéim
phrasal verbs

luck into

(also

luck upon

) (v + prep) informal TRANSITIVEI lucked into this flat bhí sé d'ádh orm an t-árasán seo a fháil

luck out

(v + adv) (especially US), informal INTRANSITIVEwe lucked out with the weather bhí an t-ádh orainn leis an aimsir
phrases

any luck?

conas a d'éirigh leat?any luck with the job? an bhfuair tú an post?

as luck would have it

as luck would have it, the day was dry mar a tharla, rinne sé lá tirim; mar bharr ar an ádh, bhí an lá tirim

bad luck

(also

hard luck

, tough luck

) 1 expressing sympathybad luck - you played well bhí an mí-ádh ort - d'imir tú go maith 2 expressing no sympathyif you don't like it, tough luck! mura dtaitníonn sé leat, bíodh agat!

better luck next time

beidh lá eile ann!beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach! proverb

to chance your luck

dul sa seans

to be down on your luck

she was down on her luck bhí an saol ag dul ina héadan, bhí an saol ag teacht crosach uirthi

for luck

1 in order to have good luckI wear it for luck caithim é le go gcuirfidh sé an t-ádh orm 2 for no real reasonand one more for luck! agus ceann amháin eile!, agus ceann eile ar mhaithe leis an bhfear a bhí ann fadó!

good luck

(also

the best of luck

, best of luck

) good luck! ádh mór!, go n-éirí an t-ádh leat!, go n-éirí leat! good luck with the new job go n-éirí an t-ádh leat sa phost úr, go maire tú do phost nua

good luck with that!

a chonách sin ort! ironic go n-éirí sin leat! ironic

good luck to sb

1 wishing sb successgood luck to you ádh mór ort, go n-éirí an t-ádh leat, go n-éirí leat 2 expressing indifferencehe's looking for a pay rise and good luck to him tá sé ag cuardach ardú pá agus a chead sin aige

in luck

we were in luck bhí an t-ádh linn, bhí an t-ádh orainn, bhí an seans linn

just sb's luck

it's just my luck! nach beag an baol nach ar mo chrannsa a thit sé!, mise i mbannaí gur domsa a tharla sé!, nach mé is dóiche!it was just his luck to get stopped by the police ar ndóigh is é a stop na gardaí, nach beag an baol nach é a stop na gardaí

sb's luck is in

your luck's in today tá an t-ádh ort inniu, tá an t-ádh ag rith leat inniu, tá rith an rása leat inniu

luck is on sb's side

luck was on his side bhí an t-ádh glan air, thug sé an lá leis

the luck of the draw

it's the luck of the draw sin é an saol agatit was the luck of the draw that we worked well together ar ámharaí an tsaoil d'oibríomar go maith lena chéile, de sheans a tharla sé gur oibríomar go maith lena chéile

no such luck

I thought I could but no such luck mheas mé go bhféadfainn, ach ba bheag an baol; shíl mé go bhféadfainn, ach mo léan níor fhéad

to not believe your luck

I couldn't believe my luck at meeting her ní fhéadfainn a chreidiúint gur bhuail mé léi

out of luck

we were out of luck ní raibh an t-ádh linn, bhí an mí-ádh orainn

some people have all the luck!

nach ar dhaoine áirithe a bhíonn an t-ádh!

to trust to luck

don't trust to luck ná téigh sa seans, ná fág faoin gcinniúint é

to push your luck

(also

to press your luck

) don't push your luck! ná gabh thar fóir, ná cuir do shúile thar do chuid, ná déan dóigh de do bharúil

to try your luck

dul sa seanstriail a bhaint asshe'll try her luck at anything triailfidh sí rud ar bith, bainfidh sí triail as rud ar bith

with any luck

(also

with a bit of luck

, with luck

) with any luck it'll arrive tomorrow go dtuga Dia go dtiocfaidh sé amárach, b'fhéidir le Dia go dtiocfadh sé amárach

with sb's luck

(also

knowing sb's luck

) with my luck we'll be late mura bhfuil ag Dia, beimid déanach; ós mise atá ann, ná bíodh iontas ort má bhímid deireanach

worse luck

I had to go home, worse luck ar an drochuair, b'éigean dom dul abhaile; b'éigean dom dul abhaile, faraor géar