English In Use – ‘Pot Luck’

A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in a way that you might think is intended to confuse but it’s all perfectly clear to the native speaker.

Pot luck is a phrase used to describe something found by chance, so it was the perfect headline for a Daily Mail story about a group of friends in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, who were part of a pub syndicate that had won £1 million on the lottery, but had lost the ticket!  Don’t worry, there is a happy ending:  The headline is “Pot Luck” because they found their long-lost winning ticket in a plant pot. 

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