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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Needing a birdie himself on the last, McLardy made a mess of his tee shot, pulling it into the trees to blow his chance after he led the tournament overnight with Charl Schwartzel and David Drysdale.