БОГ ТРОИЦУ ЛЮБИТ (saying) the third person or thing, when added to two others, is likely to bring luck or a sense of completeness, the third attempt is likely to be successful: = three is the magic numberthree (third time) is a charmall good things come in threesthird time lucky.(Зилов:) Слушай! Бог троицу любит. Бросим третий раз. Решка - признаемся, орёл - нет (Вампилов 5). (Z.:) Listen! Three's a charm. Let's toss a third time. Tails, we own up, heads, we don't (5b).