Quick Summary on “Good Luck” Alternatives
- The phrase good luck is used to express “wishes for somebody’s success.”
- One formal way of saying good luck is best of luck with your future endeavors.
- A casual way of saying good luck is you got this!
When To Use the Phrase “Good Luck”
Think about all the different occasions you might have to tell someone good luck. You might find yourself saying this if someone you know is interviewing for a new job, playing in a championship game, getting married, having a baby, going on a trip, buying a house, switching jobs… and the list goes on and on.
That’s why it’s a good idea to expand your vocabulary and learn different ways of saying good luck. Below, we’ll give you three formal and four casual alternatives to good luck (plus examples).
Formal Ways of Saying “Good Luck”
The following alternatives to good luck are perfect for professional or academic settings.
1. Best of luck with your future endeavors.
I heard you got a position at the XYZ Company! Best of luck with your future endeavors.
2. I wish you the best.
Thomas told me you’re relocating to the San Antonio campus. I wish you the best.
3. Best of luck.
I know your interview for the promotion is today. Best of luck!
Casual Ways of Saying “Good Luck”
These casual synonyms for good luck are perfect for people you know on a more personal basis.
4. Break a leg!
I know you’re going to do great at tonight’s play. Break a leg!
5. Fingers crossed.
I hope your offer goes through. Fingers crossed.
6. You got this.
You'll do great in the championship match. You got this.
7. I hope you do well.
I hope you do well on the exam.
Farewell and Good Luck
Now you have a few synonyms for good luck in your back pocket. Knowing alternatives to common phrases like good luck and you’re welcome is a great way to strengthen your conversational skills in English.
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Good luck with your writing!