Get A Break

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If you need some luck, then what you really need is to get a break.

Now this phrase comes from sport, loosely, in the sense of the game of snooker. If you do well then you start to build what is called a break, that is the more points you get.

The maximum break in ordinary play in snooker is 147, and so the bigger the break the better. And so if you manage to do really well then you get a good break, and quite often to get a big break you need a fortunate or good run of the balls, those you miss bouncing off and going in elsewhere, or a lucky kiss for instance.

Whatever the actual details of the break, the link with luck is there clear to see and so someone in general who has good fortune is said to have got a break.

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