V. RESULTS OF VOLUNTARY ACTION
luck; good luck, run of luck; sunshine; fair weather, fair wind; palmy days, bright days, halcyon days; piping times, tide, flood, high tide.
Saturnia regna, Saturnian age; golden time, golden age; bed of roses; fat of the land, milk and honey, loaves and fishes.
made man, lucky dog, enfant gate, spoiled child of fortune.
upstart, parvenu, skipjack, mushroom.
[Verbs] prosper, thrive, flourish; be prosperous; drive a roaring trade; go on well, go on smoothly, go on swimmingly; sail before the wind, swim with the tide; run smooth, run smoothly, run on all fours.
rise in the world, get on in the world; work one's way, make one's way; look up; lift one's head, raise one's head, make one's forune, feather one's nest, make one's pile.
flower, blow, blossom, bloom, fructify, bear fruit, fatten.
keep oneself afloat; keep one's head above water, hold one's head above water; light on one's feet, light on one's legs, fall on one's legs, fall on one's feet; drop into a good thing; bear a charmed life; bask in the sunshine; have a good time of it, have a fine time of it; have a run of luck; have the good fortune to; take a favorable turn; live on the fat of the land, live in clover.
[Adjectives] prosperous; thriving; in a fair way, buoyant; well off, well to do, well to do in the world; set up, at one's ease; rich [more]; in good case; in full, in high feather; fortunate, lucky, in luck; born with a silver spoon in one's mouth, born under a lucky star; on the sunny side of the hedge.
auspicious, propitious, providential.
palmy, halcyon; agreeable [more]; couleur de rose.
chacun est l'artisan de sa fortune; donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos [Ovid]; felicitas multos habet amicos; felix se nescit amari [Lucan]; �good luck go with thee� [Henry V]; nulli est homini perpetuum bonum [Plautus].