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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We wanted to ask exactly how strange we were, but figured we shouldn't press our luck.
We talked him into another try or two (try that in America) but didn't want to press our luck.