In Ireland, the traditional meal is bacon, potatoes, and cabbage, not the popular Irish-American dish corned beef and cabbage. When Irish immigrants settled in New York City, they brought together Jewish corned beef, the familiar potato, and the affordable cabbage. In 1861, for his first inaugural luncheon, US President Abraham Lincoln chose corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes for the menu. – I am Starvin’ like Lee Marvin
Hello and welcome to episode 65…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… try your luck
You gotta try your luck at least once a day because you could be going around lucky all day and not know it. ~Jimmy Dean
try your luck … if someone tries their luck at something, they try to do something without being sure of the outcome…. some risk is involved…but they are hoping to succeed.
Not sure of the outcome, I quit my job to start my own company.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… try your luck
I quit my job to try my luck at starting my own company.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … try your luck
We decided to try our luck and move abroad to Dubai.
I want to try my luck at this Guinness Brownie recipe I found on Pinterest.
Let’s try our luck and see if we can get a reservation.
try is used as a verb in the idiom… try your luck
try means to take action in order to do something that you may not be able to do
I don’t know if I can find a four-leaf clover, but I will try.
What is something you have dreamed of doing for a long time?
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