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

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What's the meaning of the phrase 'As good luck would have it'?

By fortunate chance.

What's the origin of the phrase 'As good luck would have it'?

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.

Cobbe family portrait of William ShakespeareThe expression is now usually shortened to simply 'as luck would have it'.

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