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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Two more injuries were added to the tally Sunday, with at least one that will force the Angels to press their luck with the disabled list again.
I'd let another owner press their luck with him before I took a flyer on the Lions putting together offense.
Tranmere's preoccupation with protecting the point they held at half-time was born largely out of pragmatism: they weren't playing well enough to press their luck when going forward.
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Might Springfield officials press their luck and become the next Lane County city that tries to enact a gas tax increase to help fund road improvements?