try (one's) fortune

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try (one's) fortune

To attempt to do something where success is not known or guaranteed or else relies on good luck. I'll try my fortune 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 fortune at the pharmaceutical market. I'll try my fortune at the odd slot machine or lottery ticket, but otherwise I don't really care for gambling.
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try (one's) fortune

To make an effort or take a risk to be successful, especially as a newcomer.
See also: fortune, try
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A number of local producers have tried their fortune but failed.
WHEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN on the outermost edge and returned again -- tried their fortune and lost it, had a direction and strayed from it, recovered from a serious illness and not found it worth the struggle -- what then?