blow (one's) chance

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blow (one's) chance

To ruin, mishandle, or fail to capitalize on an opportunity. I'm sorry, Bob, you blew your chance at a promotion when you decided to come in late to work each day this week. I blew my chances with Steve last night when I ordered the veal. How was I supposed to know he's a vegetarian?
See also: blow, chance
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World Cup-winning centre Greenwood, who watched England blow chance after chance to kill off their opponents in Saturday's Test at the Millennium Stadium, also tuned in for the last golf major of the year on Sunday to see Dufner throw away what appeared certain victory in the final few holes.
Wales dominated in terms of territory and possession, only to blow chance after chance by letting the greasy ball slip from their grasp as they adopted a surprise attacking game plan.
TERRY BUTCHER COULDN'T contain anger at final whistle after watching his team blow chance to leapfrog Dunfermline.
World Cup-winning centre Greenwood, who watched England blow chance after chance to kill off their opponents in Saturday's Test at the Millennium Stadium, also tuned in for the golf Major to see Dufner throw away what appeared certain victory in the final few holes.
After that it was all Blues as they turned the screw and carved open the home side only to repeatedly blow chances.
ALLY OOPS Boss McCoist goes through the emotional wringer as Rangers blow chances to win then ship a late equaliser
ALLY McCOIST last night admitted Kenny Miller will blow chances no other striker would miss.
We had opportunities early and didn't put them away and you can't afford to blow chances against Bradford, " said Raper.
COWDENBEATH skipper Mark Baxter admitted his misfiring side can't afford to blow chances after the draw with Albion cut their lead at the top of the table to one point.
The goal brought a massive sigh of relief from the Old Trafford fans who had seen Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael, Nemanja Vidic and Park Ji-sung all blow chances.
It's all part of the game, just like forwards who blow chances they should score while playing for a team who hit seven goals in their previous match four days earlier.
But the margin of their victory should have been far greater because they laid siege to the Stirling goal for the entire match only blow chances after chance.