lucky dip


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lucky dip

n
1. a barrel or box filled with sawdust and small prizes for which children search
2. informal an undertaking of uncertain outcome
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lucky dip - a game in which prizes (e.g., candies or coins) are concealed in a container and for a small sum a player can draw one out at random
lottery, drawing - players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.lucky dip - a selection or decision purely at random; "their system of hiring people seemed to be a sort of lucky dip"
random sampling - the selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of been selected
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
غُرْفَة حَظ
tombola
fiskedam
szerencsés fogás/találat
lukkudráttur
torbadan çekilen piyango

lucky dip

n˜ Glückstopf m; it’s something of a lucky dip (fig)es ist Glücksache

lucky dip

n (at fair) → pesca miracolosa

luck

(lak) noun
1. the state of happening by chance. Whether you win or not is just luck – there's no skill involved.
2. something good which happens by chance. She has all the luck!
ˈluckless adjective
unfortunate. luckless children.
ˈlucky adjective
1. having good luck. He was very lucky to escape alive.
2. bringing good luck. a lucky number; a lucky charm.
ˈluckily adverb
ˈluckiness noun
lucky dip
a form of amusement at a fair etc in which prizes are drawn from a container without the taker seeing what he is getting.
bad luck!
an expression of sympathy for someone who has failed or been unlucky.
good luck!
an expression of encouragement made to someone who is about to take part in a competition, sit an exam etc. She wished him good luck.
worse luck!
most unfortunately!. He's allowing me to go, but he's coming too, worse luck!
References in periodicals archive ?
It was the Lucky Dip though that brought them the wonderful windfall.
The coach asked if I'd run a lucky dip stall and I calculated I could double the pounds 30 he'd given me for presents.
The previous week, Steve won pounds 10 with a lucky dip.
Midlands Portland Cement took 16 of their stars for a lucky dip before the Southern Division clash with Sao Paolo last week.
1st Fabulous High School Musical television; 2nd DVD player like locker; PLUS Our 500 lucky dip prizes include sports balls, skipping ropes, drinking glasses, sunglasses, jewellery sets and groovy head and sweatbands.
It is on Friday between 10am and 3pm and families can enjoy a host of activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, lucky dip, tombola, cake and sweet stalls, coconut shy and tug-of-war.
The 48-year-old civil servant from Corbridge, Northumberland, is believed to have bought his winning lucky dip from Pegg's newsagents, near Hexham's bus station.
THOUSANDS of loyal England fans are livid at missing out on World Cup tickets due to a lucky dip "shambles".
Colin Bradley, 44, and wife, Pauline, 48, from Preesall, Lancashire, hit the jackpot after ditching their regular numbers for a lucky dip.
Delighted dad John Hayes was celebrating yesterday after a lucky dip won his family a pounds 2.
There will also be a Valentine's lucky dip where prizes will be given away including champagne, chocolate flowers and costume jewellery.
If you simply can not choose your own numbers for the draw, then the lucky dip - launched in March 1996 - has seen 233 jackpot winning tickets and 1,370 have matched five numbers plus the bonus ball.