Happened to be

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Definition

(I) happened to be (there): (I was there) by chance, by coincidence
idiom
I'm so lucky, there happened to be an extra concert ticket, so I could go with them.

She happened to be on the same bus: By chance, by coincidence she was on the same bus
idiom

Examples

  • "Randy happens to be blind, but we're happy to have him with us on his first flight."
  • "A quick-thinking pedestrian, who happened to pass by just as the suspicious youths entered the bank, helped police solve the crime in record time."
  • "Today happens to be my birthday."
  • "Everybody has a passion in life, and yours just happens to be perfumes."
  • "As a result of the operation, Mr. Connors was physically unable to drive his own car, due to the many bandages covering his eyes, which is why Mr. Marron happened to be at the wheel."

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