blow (one's) chance

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blow (one's) chance

To ruin, mishandle, or fail to capitalize on an opportunity. I'm sorry, Bob, you blew your chance at a promotion when you decided to come in late to work each day this week. I blew my chances with Steve last night when I ordered the veal. How was I supposed to know he's a vegetarian?
See also: blow, chance
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Gonzalo Higuain can't believe it as Madrid blow their chance to go top of the table
ARCHIE KNOX has warned his Scotland under-21 players they could blow their chances of promotion to the main squad if they don't perform against France at Pittodrie on Friday night.
Nervy Queen's Park could blow their chances of climbing the table today - because of their jitters.