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?
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But giving her an unexpected bang trim next time you're working the Bunsen burner would a) get you suspended and b) completely blow your chances of getting The Guy.
You agree, afraid you'll blow your chances if you decline.