break luck
   American
   as a prostitute to obtain the first customer of the day
   Owing nothing to the slang break a lance, to copulate, but probably because her bad luck has ended with the arrival of a customer.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • Break a leg — For other uses, see Break a leg (disambiguation). Break a leg is a well known idiom in theatre which means good luck. It is typically said to actors and musicians before they go on stage to perform. The origin of the phrase is obscure.[1] The… …   Wikipedia

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  • luck — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. chance, [good] fortune. See prosperity, destiny. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Good fortune] Syn. good luck, prosperity, weal, wealth, favorable issue, fluke, master stroke, run of luck, piece of luck,… …   English dictionary for students

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