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.
Candidate Mark Reckless was forced to clarify comments he made concerning the potential repatriation of EU migrants but the storm seems unlikely to blow his chances off course.