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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With new industry harder to come by and significantly greater demand for an educated work force, we're pressing our luck to think we can get by with the status quo in the future.