Avoir du pot

Avoir du pot
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Lucky French Expression

Meaning to be lucky
Literally to have some luck
Register informal
Pronunciation [ah vwar du po]
IPA   [a vwaʀ dy po]

Usage notes: Literally, the French word un pot is a pot or jar. Informally, it refers to a drink and it also means "luck" in these informal expressions:

  • avoir du pot – to be lucky
  • un coup de pot – a stroke of luck
  • Manque de pot ! – No luck!
  • manquer de pot – to be unlucky, out of luck
  • Pas de pot ! – No luck!
  • Quel pot ! – What luck!

Par exemple…

Quelle maison charmante, tu as du pot !   What a lovely house, you’re so lucky!
Je n’ai jamais eu de pot dans la vie.   I’ve never had any luck in life.

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