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.
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Mars is for anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur and go into the brave new world and try their fortune. It's going to be the planet of opportunity."
He said the skillful youth should try their fortune in private businesses.
On behalf of the Ministry of DoNER, Dr Jitendra Singh offered Venture Fund for those of young entrepreneurs who would wish to try their fortune in bamboo industry in Northeast and this will be an additional incentive besides the other provisions available through the Government of Indias Startup initiative.
The giddy hopes of the 19th century California gold rush failed to pan out for many an eager gold prospector and no small number of them chose to settle in their new home of California and try their fortune at farming.
Both had been to Benidorm on holiday and liked the place - so they decided to try their fortune there.
While the other Christian kingdoms were willing to give lip service to his paramount role as "emperor," they also were willing to try their fortune at wresting the leadership of Christian Spain from him, and it was during his reign that Affonso Henriques managed to establish himself as king in what had been the county of Portugal and that Ramon Berenguer IV of Barcelona married Petronilla of Aragon and created the Aragonese-Catalan realm as a potential rival for the leadership of Spain.
The government is hardly sympathetic beyond the lip service of honoring the 'new heroes' who try their fortunes abroad.
Addressing a function after inaugurating divisional office of a private business firm at Ziarat Talash, he said educated youth should avoid total dependence on government and try their fortunes in private sector as it guaranteed dignified future.
It was at this stage that Hisham and Muhammed Ali Hafez, who had a successful track record as printers, decided to try their fortunes as publishers.
In 1958, they decided to try their fortunes in commercial fishing and boat rentals in Cork in southern Ireland.
ST ALBANS prides itself on the way it produces players through the mini and youth team and if they show signs of above average ability, players are aided to try their fortunes at higher-level clubs.