press (one's) luck

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press (one's) luck

To risk losing the good favor or fortune one has garnered thus far by brashly or overconfidently seeking more. I know you're in the boss's good graces now, but don't press your luck: she's been known to turn on people for getting too cocky. I've had some good winnings at blackjack, but I don't think I should press my luck any further.
See also: luck, press
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But Merkel hasn't tried to press her luck since then.
She didn't want to press her luck in qualifying, so she took just one throw - a mark of 162 feet, 8 inches - which was the top effort in the second flight, and ranked fifth overall.
While in the Crescent City, Beswick also planned to press her luck a little.