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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Shirley Press is pleased to announce the 2013 release of her memoir, Pressing My Luck, A Doctor's Lottery Journey.
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Pressing my luck, I told a story about an appearance I had on Fox News Channel about the National Day of Prayer where the host suggested that prayer isn't necessarily religious.