push one's luck
phrasal to take an increasing risk

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • push one's luck — See: PRESS ONE S LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • push one's luck — See: PRESS ONE S LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • push one's luck — ► push one s luck informal take a risk on the assumption that one will continue to be successful. Main Entry: ↑push …   English terms dictionary

  • push one's luck — phrasal : to take a rash risk : venture against increasingly adverse odds pushed his luck too far when he deliberately insulted a churchman Louis Simpson * * * push one s luck (informal) To try to make too much of an advantage, risking total… …   Useful english dictionary

  • push\ one's\ luck — • press one s luck • push one s luck v. phr. To depend too much on luck; expect to continue to be lucky. When John won his first two bets at the race track, he pressed his luck and increased his bets. If you re lucky at first, don t press your… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • push one's luck —    If you push your luck, you try to get more than what you have already obtained and risk spoiling the situation.     You ve got your father s permission to go to the concert. Don t push your luck by trying to borrow his car! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • push one's luck — verb To take an excessive risk or to attempt some task unlikely to succeed, especially after having already been unexpectedly lucky. The jury had little choice but to free the killer. Sane enough at least not to push his luck, Sledge immediately… …   Wiktionary

  • push one's luck — informal take a risk on the assumption that one will continue to be successful or in favour. → push …   English new terms dictionary

  • push one's luck — endanger oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • press push one's luck — depend too much on luck, expect to continue to be lucky He is pushing his luck if he thinks that he will continue to make a lot of money on the stock market …   Idioms and examples

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