lightning never strikes the same place twice

1857 P. H. MYERS Prisoner of Border xii. They did not hit me at all... Lightning never strikes twice in the same place, nor cannon balls either, I presume.

1942 P. WILDE Tinsley’s Bones x. The Witness: They say that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. Mr Blodgett: It don’t because the second time the place ain’t there.

1979 M. YORK Death in Account x. His bank had been raided the moment his back had been turned. ‘Well, lighting never strikes the same place twice... I expect we’ll be safe enough now.’

2001 M. DAHL Viking Claw viii. 59 ‘You gave us our disaster for the climb,’ he said. ‘Most climbs have only one disaster, so now we are good for the rest of the trip.’ ‘Like lightning never strikes twice, eh?’ said Roobick.


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  • lightning never strikes the same place twice — lightning never strikes (the same place) twice used to say that a very unusual event is not likely to happen again to the same person or in the same place • • • Main Entry: ↑lightning lightning never strikes (the same place) twice see ↑lightning …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightning never strikes (in the same place) twice — idiom (saying) an unusual or unpleasant event is not likely to happen in the same place or to the same people twice Main entry: ↑lightningidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightning never strikes twice — lightning never strikes (the same place) twice used to say that a very unusual event is not likely to happen again to the same person or in the same place • • • Main Entry: ↑lightning lightning never strikes (the same place) twice see ↑lightning …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightning never strikes twice (in the same place) — phrase used for saying that something bad or unusual is not likely to happen again in the same place or to the same person Thesaurus: not likely to happensynonym general words meaning to happensynonym Main entry: lightning …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightning never strikes twice in the same place — The same accident does not happen twice; the same person does not have the same luck again. A proverb. * /Billy won a pony in the contest last year, but lightning never strikes twice in the same place./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lightning never strikes twice in the same place — The same accident does not happen twice; the same person does not have the same luck again. A proverb. * /Billy won a pony in the contest last year, but lightning never strikes twice in the same place./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lightning\ never\ strikes\ twice\ in\ the\ same\ place — proverb the same accident does not happen twice; the same person does not have the same luck again. Billy won a pony in the contest last year, but lightning never strikes twice in the same place …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lightning never strikes twice in the same place — proverb an unusual situation or event is unlikely to happen again in exactly the same circumstances or to the same person …   Useful english dictionary

  • in the same place — See: LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES TWICE IN THE SAME PLACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in\ the\ same\ place — See: lightning never strikes twice in the same place …   Словарь американских идиом

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