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My luggage went astray !!!
Maggie I had a terrible time on my last trip to Europe.
Bernard Why, what happened ? Did you have an accident ?
Maggie No, my luggage went astray. When I arrived in Paris and went to collect my case from the baggage carousel, it never arrived.
Bernard What happened to it ? Had somebody collected it by mistake or stolen it ?
Maggie No, it had been sent on to London by mistake.
Bernard Did you get it back.
Maggie Yes I did, but it took two whole days. I was absolutely furious.
Explanation :
If something goes astray, it gets lost while it is being taken or sent somewhere.
Example : Many items of mail being sent to her have gone astray.
 
 

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Look it up

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I've lucked out

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