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fluke

Meaning: a good outcome resulting from luck more than skill

For example:

  • Golfers say a hole-in-one is always a fluke, but of course good players have a much better chance of getting one than bad players.

  • Harry reckons he meant to hit the pink ball in and then leave his opponent snookered, but we all know it was just a fluke. He's not good enough to hit a shot like that on purpose.

Quick Quiz:

Do you think David Beckham's famous goal from the centre of the pitch was just a fluke, or do you think he
  1. meant to kick it?
  2. kicked it by accident?
  3. was lucky to get it?

Discuss: fluke

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