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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