I'm at finishing the final draft of my novel, and looking back over the previous draft, I circled the phrase "Luck shone through." I'm wondering anyone's thought's on whether this is a cliche or an unoriginal way to say what I'm trying to say. It's a pretty action intensive novel, and I do only use the phrase once. It's a scene where a kid on a bike is pedaling away from the cops. The sentence is: "Luck shone through and he saw a thin alleway coming up on his right." I'm having a hard time thinking of another way to say it or else I would just change it. But I also overscrutinize my work so do you think this is alright?