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
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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
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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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

lucky dip

n (at fair) → pesca miracolosa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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!
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References in periodicals archive ?
The dad-of-three, 66, bought two lucky dips on the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker three years ago.
"I play three lines every week and I'd also done a couple of lucky dips that week.
Pam Clarkson, 68, took over running the syndicate three years ago and the members have three lucky dips every Saturday, each putting in a modest pounds 1 every five weeks.
The couple regularly buy four Lucky dips from the supermarket on Chester Road for Wednesday's lottery, and four chosen numbers for Saturday's big draw.
They bought two lucky dips and plan to buy a house in Barbados and a new car.
Word has got out that Mr Fenwick bought two lucky dips there for Saturday's draw, one of which made him a millionaire.
I've always bought lucky dips and cross my fingers in hope.
So, instead of the numbers they had used since the game began, she asked for two lucky dips on her next visit to the shops.
He bought two lucky dips in Saturday's rollover draw - the first time he had ever played the lotto.
Les hit the jackpot after losing the numbers he usually used, buying two lucky dips instead.
They choose their numbers with a combination of family birthdays and Lucky Dips and buy their ticket online.