British Slang For Good Luck (10 Examples)

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Wishing someone good luck is the best support you can give. Good luck is also an encouragement to people to continue doing what they’re doing. So, if you want other terms for good luck, we listed 10 British slang you could use.

British Slang For Good Luck (In Alphabetical Order)

Best of luck!

  • Meaning:
  • (Phrase) ‘Best of luck is an expression used in all parts of the world. It is British slang for ‘good luck’ and is a common term expression for wishing good luck to a person.
  • Example: The best of luck to your new business!.


Break a leg!

  • Meaning:
  • (Idiom) ‘Break a leg’ is an idiom that means ‘good luck’, and most people from all parts of the world use this, especially in theater and arts. The expression originated in the UK and is used as an exclamation.
  • Example: Is your play tonight? Well, then, break a leg!


Blow them away!

  • Meaning:
  • (Idiom) ‘Blow them away’ is a term used to wish someone good luck.  Although the idiom means ‘go impress them!’, it is British slang for good luck and is popular everywhere.
  • Example: Blow them away and get that job you want!


Fingers crossed!

  • Meaning:
  • (Idiom) ‘Fingers crossed’ is another idiom that is used to replace ‘good luck’. This British slang is widely used all over the world and is based on the superstition about crossing your fingers to lock in what you wished for.
  • Example:  I sent my application, so fingers crossed!


Have a good one!

  • Meaning:
  • (Phrase) Another British slang for good luck is ‘have a good one’. This term is for wishing someone a good day, but can also be used for good luck. This is uncommon in some British countries but is popular in many parts of the world.
  • Example: Are you on your way to the job interview? Have a good one then!



  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) ‘Jammy’ is more of an insulting British slang. This term is used to call a person who has good luck or is lucky without working hard for what they have achieved.
  • Example: He’s a jammy who won the prize even if he did not intentionally join the contest.


Knock ‘em dead!

  • Meaning:
  • (Idiom) While it may sound grim, “knock ’em dead” is a colloquial manner of wishing someone good luck that can be used in a variety of settings, particularly when encouraging someone. This British slang is widely used in every part of the world.
  • Example: Don’t be nervous about your performance. Knock ‘em dead!


  • Lots of luck!
  • Meaning:
  • (Expression) Lots of luck is British slang for wishing someone good fortune. This is a popular slang used around the world.
  • Example: Lots of luck with your future adventures!


Many blessings to you!

  • Meaning:
  • (Expression) The expression ‘many blessings to you’ is commonly used in British slang for wishing a person good luck. Although luck and blessings are different, this popular expression is widely used.
  • Example: Many blessings to you and your career!


You’ll do great!

  • Meaning:
  • (Expression) ‘You’ll do great’ is another way to wish someone good luck.  It is a common British slang and is also used as a term for encouragement.
  • Example: Tomorrow is your first day in college. You’ll do great!


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