push your luck

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.
See also: luck, push
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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


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.
See also: luck, push
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It was like, 'If you push your luck, I will finish with you'.