More by accident than (by) design In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "more by accident than (by) design", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Christina Quynh calendar 2021-03-06 06:03

Meaning of More by accident than (by) design

More by accident than (by) design American British phrase

British American idiom phrase

Because of luck or coincidence and not because of talent, skill or planning

The show was a success more by accident than design.

Honestly, he became a president more by accident than by design.

A: “This pumpkin soup is delicious.” B: “Oh, thanks! But it’s really more by accident than design. This is my first time cooking”

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