To count your lucky stars In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "to count your lucky stars", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Jimmy Hung calendar 2021-04-08 10:04

Meaning of To count your lucky stars


thank one's lucky stars

To count your lucky stars verb phrase

This idiom is often used to express thankfulness or gratitude for one's good luck while avoiding a bad situation.

I nearly bumped into a car in the next lane. You know! I could easily have been in a very bad accident. I should count your lucky stars.

All the people in that bus counted their lucky stars since no one was hurt after the bad accident.

Other phrases about:

it's an ill wind that blows no good
said to show that even a very bad situation brings an advantage for someone.
Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day

A normally unreliable person can still be right about something, even if it is only by accident.

fortune smiles on sb

It is used to say that someone is lucky.

by guess and by golly

Relying on guessing and luck

more by accident than (by) design

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

Grammar and Usage of To count your lucky stars

Verb Forms

  • to count your lucky stars
  • counted your lucky stars
  • counting your lucky stars

The verb "count" should be conjugated according to its tense.


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to leave well enough alone

Try to avoid to change something because doing something else could make things worse


I could have changed my answer, but I decided to leave well enough alone.

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