If you say
that someone can count themselves lucky
, you mean that the situation they are in or the thing that has happened
to them is better
than it might
have been or than they might have expected
She counted herself lucky to get a job in one of Edinburgh's department stores.
At the end of two days, you may count yourself lucky that you don't have to live here.
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