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push one's luck

Definition of push one's luck

  1. :  to take more risks than one should or ask for more favors than one should <“Can I have more time to finish the job?” “Don't push your luck. You've already been given extra time.”>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to press against with force in order to drive or impel

    :  to move or endeavor to move away or ahead by steady pressure without striking

    :  to thrust forward, downward, or outward

  1. :  a vigorous effort to attain an end :  drive:

    :  a military assault or offensive

    :  an advance that overcomes obstacles

  1. :  a force that brings good fortune or adversity

    :  the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual

    :  favoring chance

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