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the stars aligned

the stars aligned

Date: Sep 24 2009

Quote

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“As an actor, you never know what’s going to happen. I got very lucky; the stars aligned nicely.”

- Actor Zach Galifianakis talking about his career. (Newsweek)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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everything came together; someone got lucky

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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People who believe in astrology think the stars affect your life. They say that the position of the stars and planets on the day of your birth influences your personality. For example, people born under the star sign Leo are supposed to be loyal and proud, while Scorpios are passionate and jealous. Some people look to the stars for signs about what is going to happen in the future. Others believe that the stars actually cause certain events to take place here on Earth.

Zach Galifianakis doesn’t necessarily believe in astrology. But he does use an expression that is related to astrology. He says that all the stars aligned and he got lucky in his career. This summer, he appeared in the hit comedy The Hangover, and he has several more movies coming out soon. Everything is going great in his career. It seems like the stars are aligning to make him a star.

When the stars align, everything comes together in a positive way. When talking about your own life you might say “My stars aligned,” or if you’re talking about someone else you can say “Her stars aligned.” If something great happens to you, you might also say it was written in the stars. And you might want to thank your lucky stars for your good fortune.

Do you believe that the position of the stars affects our lives?

Examples

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“I hope the stars align for my husband and me this year and I’m able to get pregnant.”

“Jack’s stars aligned and he found a great job right after he graduated from college.”

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to take a vacation this year, but fortunately, the stars aligned.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

_Sasha_ good fortune smiled on him =)
by _Sasha_
I think he wants to say he was very luck, the stars aligned for him.
by Juancito Cuhara
EVERYTHING GOES GOOD
by jamal faraji
Curli he had good fortune
by Curli
zohoor every thing went perfectly
by zohoor
natis693 he means that everything went right...
by natis693
The_Marty "The stars aligned" means that all the stars of your sky are in a perfect position,a very poetical expression to me to suggest that you got very lucky because your chain of events happened in the right moment.
by The_Marty
the stars aligned nicely means things happend in accordance with my desire
by monacovalentina
I think this idiom means that the fate has been good for him.
by criticalthinker85
sofree That means several good things that require some luck happened at the same time.
by sofree
VOLTS It means that all things are working perfectly well.
by VOLTS

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Saudi Arabia

No, I don't believe in astrology..

08:00 PM Sep 29 2009 |

evelyn_BR

evelyn_BR

Brazil

I don't believe that stars can affect our lucky! I think we are who make our own lucky! 

10:14 AM Sep 29 2009 |

semaho

semaho

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

lol, the future and what will happening on it is a myth and some people turn to Astrology to find that  :), but i really think a future will made by our todays effort  

11:34 AM Sep 28 2009 |

tannylol

Thailand

of course not, actually what you're doing right now is the effect of future…=_=''

09:03 PM Sep 26 2009 |

tiagon85

Brazil

I don´t believe in astrology but this expression is used here in BRazil too.

04:47 PM Sep 26 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I have studied Astrology since 2005,but my line is therapeutic…I really like Astrology as an instrument to help in orientation,like a Psychology ;)

When the subject is about "future" I don't like to enter in that issue,'cause I believe in God,I'm Christian :) And when I say something like that "the stars are aligned",I believe in an act of God,in other words,the universe is conspiring for you succeed…I really believe in it ;)

02:38 PM Sep 26 2009 |

Jhoana M.

Venezuela

OUR LUCK DEPEND OF US.

01:37 PM Sep 25 2009 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

Surprised

06:08 AM Sep 25 2009 |

ridz

ridz

Pakistan

if every thin iz going in a good and in optimistic way then it means that the stars are alinging.

04:56 PM Sep 24 2009 |

ridz

ridz

Pakistan

when every thig iz going good that's mean the stars are alinging

04:53 PM Sep 24 2009 |

noguti

noguti

Brazil

yeah!... maybe I believe in it.. :)

but… A professor of mine used to say: "Inspiration and good fortune can come over everybody, but they must catch you on work!"

10:50 AM Sep 24 2009 |

larrychen

larrychen

China

the stars will align to you if you love your life and be positive~

we need to create good luck by our own hands.

But sometimes I have to admit that we do need luck and chances in our life, work, career and so on.

06:53 AM Sep 24 2009 |

djamal101

Morocco

it means that you were lucky to achieve sth great

05:18 AM Sep 24 2009 |

Naomi1010

Naomi1010

Taiwan

I hope the stars align for everyone who is lost in life.

05:14 AM Sep 24 2009 |

321iva

Slovakia

hallo

12:17 AM Sep 24 2009 |

jinxiangyu35

China

i will pray that every star in my life will align !!

11:09 PM Sep 23 2009 |

Đồng Xuân Công

Viet Nam

Hi all,

In Viet Nam, some people defenitely believe on some thing abstractly & to explain for these we need to develope a subject call "Super-Science". I have never cared or thought about thing like "stars alinging" so far but maybe some cases/situations become trure/real.

I belive one day in future, everything will be clear & "super-science" appear.

11:03 PM Sep 23 2009 |

omegatrack

omegatrack

Mexico

some times the predictions made by using the position of the stars seem to be so real that I´m starting to believe in that stuff.

10:01 PM Sep 23 2009 |

paola1988

paola1988

Colombia

off course not!!!...

08:23 PM Sep 23 2009 |

luosijie203

Taiwan

To be honest, I don’t believe in astrology, because it’s a feudal idea, it’s not worth trust,for example if the stars sign you are going to be rich man, but you don’t make any effort and try your best, I am absolutely certain you’ll never be a rich man. but I admit that astrology is fun and if you can take advantage of positive factors, in this case astrology is fine thing, the positive factors can encourage you to succeed.

07:02 PM Sep 23 2009 |

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