try (one's) luck

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try (one's) luck

To attempt to succeed in doing something for which success is not guaranteed, or that will rely at least in part on good fortune. I'll try my luck to see if I can get the lawnmower working, but we may have to bring it to a mechanic. The young billionaire, who made his fortune in the tech industry, is now trying his luck at the pharmaceutical market. I'll try my luck with the odd slot machine or lottery ticket, but otherwise I don't really care for gambling.
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try one's luck (at something)

to attempt to do something (where success requires luck). My great-grandfather came to California to try his luck at finding gold. I went into a gambling casino to try my luck.
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try your luck

COMMON If someone tries their luck, they try something and hope that it will be successful. The most obvious thing would be to try her luck in London. Someone told me there's a railway station at Wexter, and I thought I'd try my luck by rail again.
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try your luck (at something)

do something that involves risk or luck, hoping to succeed.
1964 Mary Stewart This Rough Magic I finally decided, after three years of juvenile leads in provincial rep that it was time to try my luck in London.
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try your ˈluck (at something)

try to do or get something, hoping you will succeed: A friend told me the job was available, so I thought I’d try my luck.
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try (one's) luck

To attempt something without knowing if one will be successful.
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The duo have been trying their luck for the last five years to be politically successful but alas, they have failed miserably.
Independent candidates are also trying their luck on May 11.
A total of 17 candidate are trying their luck on NA 3 Peshawar including Arbab Inamullah Khan of ANP, Israrullah of JI, Engr Iqbal Zafar Jaghra of PML (N), Haji Ghulam Ali of JUI (F), Noor Alam Khan of PPP, Dr Malik Shaukat Ali of PML (Q), Sajid Nawaz Khan of PTI and Muhammad Zaman Khan of QWP.
The thieves range from youngsters trying their luck and hoping not to get caught through to prolific offenders who know all the tricks of the trade and go out equipped to steal to order.
So, to those youngsters who are trying their luck then you're highly likely to get caught and think about the shame that will bring on both you and your family.
Summary: The girl band are huge in South Korea and are now trying their luck in USA
Wardens at the dam were patrolling the seven-mile long manmade lake to make sure no one else was trying their luck on the ice.
Growing up in France, it used to be common to see people trying their luck in raffles and in buying lottery tickets.
People will be able to browse among the stalls, tuck into a cream tea, have a go on the coconut shy as well as trying their luck in the tombola.
Those who stopped by made their way through the offerings, some clutching signed nudie pics or trying their luck at the dunk tank.
It's the biggest online gambling jackpot the world has ever seen and we're getting many players from around the world trying their luck," said Chris Dutton, spokesperson for OnlinePokies.
Trying their luck at the core disciplines, as well as a few special tests along the way, will be ``Entertainment Tonight's'' entry with ``Baywatch'' star Alexandra Paul at the helm.
Visitors will earn chances to win $10,000 daily, $25,000 monthly, and $50,000 quarterly in scholarship funds simply by trying their luck in FreeScholarships.
Summary: Ukrainians have been trying their luck at flying by building their own planes and taking to the skies.