push luck


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Related to push luck: no such luck, out of luck

push one's luck

 and press one's luck
to expect continued good fortune; to expect to continue to escape bad luck. (Often implies unreasonable expectation.) You're okay so far, but don't push your luck. Bob pressed his luck too much and got into a lot of trouble.
See also: luck, push

push your luck

also press your luck
to expect good things to continue to happen because they have in the past I was fortunate to survive the crash, and there was no point pushing my luck by continuing to race.
Usage notes: often used in the phrase don't push your luck: We've given you a lot of time off recently, but don't push your luck.
See also: luck, push

push your luck

to try too hard to get a particular result and risk losing what you have achieved (usually negative) Don't push your luck - they've agreed to pay your travel expenses, I don't think it would be wise to ask for more money.
See push over the edge, hit the panic button, press the right button
See also: luck, push