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    up to luck

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    You use what in expressions such as what is called and what amounts to when you are giving a description of something.
    Meanwhile, most young people in the West are expected to leave what could be life's most momentous decision - marriage - almost entirely up to luck.
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    Do I correctly understand that it means - what could be life's most momentous decision is up to luck
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    1. if something is up to you, you are the person who makes a decision about it
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    Re: up to luck

    Yes, but it would be: "what could be life's most momentous decision is left up to luck".

    In this case, there is no person deciding; it is fate or luck.

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