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Seven Synonyms for “Good Luck”

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If you want to switch it up and use an alternative to “good luck,” you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to give you seven formal and casual synonyms for “good luck.”

There are many other ways of saying "good luck."
“Good luck” is a common English expression.
What Are Other Ways of Saying “Good Luck”?

A few formal ways of saying good luck are:

  • Best of luck with your future endeavors.
  • I wish you the best.
  • Best of luck.

Casual ways of saying good luck are:

  • Break a leg!
  • Fingers crossed.
  • You got this!
  • I hope you do well.

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 seven synonyms for good luck (plus examples).

There are many synonms for good luck. Which are your favorite?
People usually say “good luck” when someone else is going to do something significant—like start a new job, compete, or do something challenging.

Formal Ways of Saying “Good Luck”

The following synonyms for 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 of 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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