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press

/push (one's) luck
To risk one's good fortune, often by acting overconfidently.
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The socialist press of the country took up the fight, however, and throughout the reading portion of the working class it was known that the book had been suppressed.
Watch out next for the suppression of the socialist press and socialist publishing houses.
Of course, the newspapers of the land lived up to the reactionary policy of the ruling class, and the destroyed socialist press was misrepresented and vilified, while the Black Hundreds were represented as true patriots and saviours of society.
Thus, from the sixteenth century onward, the press, raised to the level of decaying architecture, contends with it and kills it.
Some compiler of statistics has calculated, that if all the volumes which have issued from the press since Gutenberg's day were to be piled one upon another, they would fill the space between the earth and the moon; but it is not that sort of grandeur of which we wished to speak.
The press, that giant machine, which incessantly pumps all the intellectual sap of society, belches forth without pause fresh materials for its work.
But while that Press has its evil eye in every house, and its black hand in every appointment in the state, from a president to a postman; while, with ribald slander for its only stock in trade, it is the standard literature of an enormous class, who must find their reading in a newspaper, or they will not read at all; so long must its odium be upon the country's head, and so long must the evil it works, be plainly visible in the Republic.
AT a Public Dinner given to me on Saturday the 18th of April, 1868, in the City of New York, by two hundred representatives of the Press of the United States of America, I made the following observations among others:
Also, to declare how astounded I have been by the amazing changes I have seen around me on every side, - changes moral, changes physical, changes in the amount of land subdued and peopled, changes in the rise of vast new cities, changes in the growth of older cities almost out of recognition, changes in the graces and amenities of life, changes in the Press, without whose advancement no advancement can take place anywhere.
Or let him refer to an able, and perfectly truthful article, in THE FOREIGN QUARTERLY REVIEW, published in the present month of October; to which my attention has been attracted, since these sheets have been passing through the press.
He's cut off the same piece o' goods as that there cider press and that there character and that there four-seventy-five o' yourn; nobody ever see any of 'em but you, and you'll never see 'em again
Beth Bachmann, Do Not Rise, U of Pittsburgh Press, 2015.
Penelope Kaiserlian, director of the University of Virginia Press who takes over as AAUP president this year, made it clear in an interview that the idea of transformative publishing applied not just to technology but also to people: "We really are having to transform ourselves.
In addition, Demag Plastic Group offers a direct-drive injection unit with certain sizes of its IntElect electric press.