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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Good that they have atleast reached somewhere to try their luck since their political career was at stake," the CPI leader added.
I think everyone should try their luck with the DSF mega raffles once during DSF.
RUGBY league stars were on hand yesterday to encourage people in the North East to try their luck on the National Lottery.
Cowell, pictured, Cheryl Cole, Danni Minogue and Louis Walsh, who will not be in Cardiff this weekend, are trying to find a new voice and a new look so are urging people to dress to impress and come along to the auditions to try their luck.
The exam board suggestedmany teenagers realised they were more likely to get caught and so had decided not to try their luck.
Visitors will be able to browse among the stalls, enjoy refreshments and try their luck on the tombola.
Also make sure that valuable items are kept out of view so that passing thieves are not tempted to try their luck.
Theo Robinson and Steve Guinan were first to try their luck for Hereford, and Danny Thomas and terry Dunfield followed suit for Macclesfield.
Visitors are invited to come along and try their luck on the wine bottle tombola, see the launch of the balloon race or take a penalty against Matt.
Waste industry professionals will try their luck in Las Vegas May 2-5 at WasteExpo, while the international recycling community will gather in Barcelona, Spain, later in the month for the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling's (BIR) Spring Convention.
Libertarians looking for love can try their luck at LibertarianPassions.
The fair will be brought to life as the kids try their luck on 'hook a duck', the coconut shy and many more.
The two 30-something hospitality industry veterans know firsthand the pitfalls of starting up a business, and they are giving those starting out a chance to try their luck in a virtual world where the only thing at stake is their final grade and not their life savings.
but it's our duty to reveal brown-haired boys will no longer be able to try their luck with Courtney Love.