push (one's) luck

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push (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 push 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 push my luck any further.
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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.
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push one's luck

Also, press one's luck. Risk one's good fortune, often by acting overconfidently, as in We've gotten all but one of the concessions we asked for; demanding that last one would be pushing our luck , or You've done very well so far, but don't press your luck. [Early 1900s]
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push your luck

COMMON If you push your luck, you do something risky that could spoil the success you have already had. You survived this time but who knows how far you can push your luck? You might be pushing your luck asking them to play the song live.
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push your luck

act rashly or presumptuously on the assumption that you will continue to be successful or in favour. informal
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push your ˈluck

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ˈpush it/things

(informal) (often used as a warning) take a risk because you have successfully avoided problems in the past: You’ve already got a good pay rise. Now don’t push your luck by asking for more leave.Look, boys, I told you ten minutes ago to leave, so don’t push it. Get out of here now or I’ll call the police.
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I'd done what I wanted and didn't want to push my luck.
He said: "After jumping around for 10 minutes I composed myself and thought I'd push my luck and ask him to say 'Dad'.
Such was the feelgood factor engulfing Villa Park on 'Darren Bent day' I thought I'd push my luck with Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier when he apologised for the brief delay in completing Tuesday's remarkable transfer.
Do you think, if I push my luck, Mr Salmond may compare me to Thomas Edison?
Not only did they fly me over, even though I missed the damn flight and they put me up in the swish Tower Hotel I decided to push my luck some more by bumming a Monaro off them.
I don't want to push my luck, but I don't want to decide yet.
I choose the right time to do shooting practice, because I don't want to push my luck.
I don't want to push my luck too far by thinking I am going to be in for a run because I could quite easily have a bad game and my chance will be gone, but I just want to do my best in games," said the level-headed youngster.