pot luck


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

pot luck

or

potluck

n
1.
a. whatever food happens to be available without special preparation
b. (as modifier): a pot-luck dinner.
2. whatever is available (esp in the phrase take pot luck)
References in classic literature ?
While they stared he went on, making the most of the good cheer upon which he had so fortunately alighted; and was soon elbow deep in "pot luck," and greased from the tip of his nose to the back of his ears.
"I can't stand being fussed around by all these porters, and having to go and take pot luck amongst a pile of other people's baggage.
"Why, yes, yes, dinner, you know - just pot luck with us, with your old superintendent, you rascal," he uttered nervously, poking Martin in an attempt at jocular fellowship.
"But will you not," said Saillard to the two ecclesiastics, "do us the honor to take pot luck with us?"
A POT LUCK Rabbit The Pendelfin collection was first produced from a garden shed in Pendle, Lancs - not that far from Preston.
POT LUCK receives the NORTH East cueman John Astley pocketed the Theakston 2011 Dark Smooth Championship with a 6-2 victory over Manchester's David Howe in Harrogate.
But the devastated claimants - supported by the Daily Mirror in a long-running campaign - are now facing pot luck in their legal battle to get compensation.
SUTTON - The Sutton Senior Center will hold a pot luck supper with entertainment at 5 p.m.
ROCKAVON (of the Sunday Mail) Today's nap: DAWN AT SEA (1.40 Huntingdon) KLONDYKE DAWN AT SEA (1.40 Huntingdon) GALOSHES (3.40 Huntingdon) JESSICA WIGMO (5.00 Kempton) POT LUCK Huntingdon placepot 1.40 - 5; 2.10 - 6, 11; 2.30 - 1, 11; 3.10 - 3; 3.40 - 4, 9; 4.10 - 8.
The Pot Luck Vegetarian Picnic, at Ness Gardens at the weekend Picture: COLIN LANE
Charles County Writers Guild first annual Pot Luck and Pages Holiday Gala features a reading of works in progress.
Residents of the rural Florida communities known as The Glades presented their annual oral history production, Pot Luck in the Muck, on September 28 and 29.