1. Fall into one's lap
If something good falls into your lap, it happens to you without any effort on your part. (உங்கள் கடின உழைப்பு இல்லாமல், உங்களுக்கு ஏதாவது கிடைத்துவிடுவது. )
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. (ஒரு பொருள்/விஷயம் இருப்பதற்கான குறைவான வாய்ப்பு. )
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. (ஒரு விஷயத்தில் பங்கேற்காமல் அதன் நன்மைகளை பெறுவது)
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. (உங்களுக்கு ஏதாவது காரியத்திற்கு மற்றொரு வாய்ப்பு கிடைப்பது)
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. (நீங்கள் ஏதாவது செய்யும் போது உங்களுக்கு அதில் வெற்றி பெரும் ஒரு வாய்ப்பு இருக்கும் என்று எண்ணம் இருப்பது. )
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. (ஏதாவது ஒன்று வெற்றிகரமாக போது அத்தகைய வாய்ப்புகளை பயன்படுத்திக்கொள்வது. )
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. (ஏதாவது சுமுகமான முடிவுக்கான வாய்ப்பு இல்லாமல் இருப்பது)
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. (ஒரு விஷயம் எப்படி இருக்கும் என்று தெரியாமல் அதை ஏற்றுக்கொள்வது)
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.
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.
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.
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