1. Fall into one's lap
If something good falls into your lap, it happens to you without any effort on your part. (जब कुछ आपकी मेहनत करे बिना आपको मिल जाता है. )
E. g. She's not making much effort to find work. Does she think a job is going to fall into her lap?
2. Slim chance!
The expression slim chance is used to indicate that something is not very likely to happen. (कोई चीज़ जिसके होने की सम्भावना कम है. )
E. g. The boss is thinking of me for the job? Slim chance!
3. Free ride
Someone who gets a free ride benefits from a collective activity without participating in it. (जब किसी को बिना हिस्सा लिए ही किसी चीज़ का फायदा मिल रहा हो)
E. g. Only those who share the work can share the benefits - nobody gets a free ride!
4. Get a second bite at the cherry
This expression means that you get a second opportunity to do or try something. (जब आपको किसी चीज के लिए एक और मौका मिलता है. )
E. g. He was eliminated in the semi - finals, but he'll get a second bite at the cherry next year.
5. Off - chance
If you do something on the off chance, you think there might be a slight possibility of success. (जब आप कोई चीज़ ऐसे ही करते हैं और आपको लगता है कि उसमें सफलता की कुछ सम्भावना होगी. )
E. g. I went into the supermarket on the off chance that I would find a map.
6. Jump on bandwagon
If a person or organisation jumps on the bandwagon, they decide to seize the opportunity and do something when it is already successful or fashionable. (जब कोई चीज़ सफल हो ऐसे अवसर का फायदा उठाना. )
E. g. When organic food became popular, certain stores were quick to jump on the bandwagon and promote it.
7. Luck of the draw
To refer to something that happens as the luck of the draw means that it is the result of pure chance, with no possibility of choice. (जब कोई चीज़ तुक्के से हो जाती है)
E. g. The samples distributed varied in size and value; it was the luck of the draw.
8. Pot luck
If you take pot luck, you accept whatever is available without knowing what it will be like. (जब आप किसी चीज़ को स्वीकार कर लेते हैं बिना जाने कि वह कैसा होगा. )
E. g. We were so hungry we decided to take pot luck and stopped at the first restaurant we saw.
9. Make hay while the sun shines
This expression is used as an encouragement to take advantage of a good situation which may not last. (एक अच्छी स्तिथि का फायदा उठाना जोकि हमेशा के लिए नहीं रहेगी. )
E. g. Successful athletes are advised to make hay while the sun shines.
10. More by accident than by design
Something which happens more by accident than by design is done without deliberate intention. (जब कोई चीज़ बिना किसी विचार के करी जाती है/अपने आप हो जाती है. )
E. g. I became an interpreter more by accident than design; nobody else could speak the language of the refugees.
11. Murphy's law
Referring to Murphy's law expresses a sentiment of bad luck and the idea that if anything can go wrong, it will.
E. g. We've tried to prepare for every possible incident, but remember Murphy's law . . . !
12. Play a waiting game
If you play a waiting game, you deliberately delay taking action in order to be able to act more effectively later.
E. g. The cat keeps its eye on the bird, carefully playing a waiting game.
Doubts on this article