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Good Luck Charlie

Where did the saying good luck come from?

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10/08/2007

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.

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