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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Better get back as Big Guy said he stretched a point to let me in the first time, so I had better not press my luck.
I'm to the point now where I would rather get on the freeway on empty and press my luck to La Canada than deal with the lowlifes that hang out and approach every car that comes in.
Although I haven't had any knee problems yet I don't want to press my luck.