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The meaning and origin of the expression: As good luck would have it

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As good luck would have it

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Meaning

By fortunate chance.

Origin

From Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1600:

FALSTAFF:

You shall hear. As good luck would have it, comes in one Mistress Page; gives intelligence of Ford's approach; and, in her invention and Ford's wife's distraction, they conveyed me into a buck-basket.

The expression is now usually shortened to simply 'as luck would have it'.

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