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au petit bonheur la chance – French expression

au petit bonheur la chance - French expression

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He's been driving since the morning. He's such a happy-go-lucky guy. He doesn't know where he'll stop to rest. He'll play it by ear.

What does the French expression " au petit bonheur la chance "  mean? How is it used in a sentence?

au petit bonheur la chance – to the little happiness the luck. au petit bonheur la chance means ‘at random’, 'haphazardly', 'playing by ear'. It has this notion of  ‘carefree, happy-go-lucky kind of a way’.

  • « Il roule depuis ce matin. Il est vraiment insouciant. Il ne sait pas où il s'arrêtera pour dormir. Il trouvera son hôtel au petit bonheur la chance. »
  • “He's been driving since the morning. He's such a happy-go-lucky guy. He doesn't know where he'll stop to rest. He'll play it by ear.”

Related: Conduire etc. .  Future tense .

Try using this expression at least once today.

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