luck out

[luck out] {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. Suddenly to get luckywhen in fact the odds are against one's succeeding.

I was sure Iwas going to miss the train as I was three minutes late, but I luckedout, the train was five minutes late.

2. To be extraordinarilyfortunate.

Catwallender really lucked out at Las Vegas last month;he came home with $10,000 in cash.

3. (By sarcastic opposition) to beextremely unfortunate; to be killed.

Those poor marines sure luckedout in Saigon, didn't they?