try one's luck

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try one's luck (third-person singular simple present tries one's luck, present participle trying one's luck, simple past and past participle tried one's luck)

  1. (idiomatic, often with at) To make a risky attempt.
    Why don't you try your luck at the blackjack tables?
    • 2011 March 2, Andy Campbell, “Celtic 1 - 0 Rangers”, in BBC[1]:
      Ki Sung-Yeung tried his luck from distance with a fierce left-foot shot but the attempt was always rising over the top.