Interesting use of phraseology there. What do others think? Is this another case of "Two nations separated by a common language"? When someone "lucked out" I assume they were unlucky. But here the opposite is obviously the case. Maybe it is simply a matter of its being a US use of language not used in UK. Maybe we just do not say "I lucked out".Wow, I lucked out based upon the new prices some places are charging. Converting dollars to pounds, I paid 14.68 pounds for the book and that includes shipping to the US. The Book Depository listed one copy for sale on Amazon.com and I snatched it up.