Definition of try one's luck in English:

try one's luck

phrase

  • Do something that involves risk or luck, hoping to succeed.

    ‘he thought he'd try his luck at farming in Canada’
    • ‘Bower can understand why other players are prepared to take the risk and try their luck with City despite the continuous financial problems.’
    • ‘No matter how difficult it is or how dim their potential for success, most of these young people are determined to try their luck and gamble with their careers.’
    • ‘Really high-rollers prefer to place their bets in quieter private gambling rooms, usually trying their luck at baccarat.’
    • ‘Many people tried their luck throughout the day, hoping to dunk teachers and fellow students.’
    • ‘He gets himself invited to a party at Jenna's, hoping to try his luck at spin the bottle, but insists that Nicholas comes along.’
    • ‘Visitors will have the chance to try their luck in the many lotteries prepared by the organizers.’
    • ‘Of course paper planes are frowned on in our office so we haven't had a chance to try our luck, but we hear that the world record is almost 59 metres.’
    • ‘If you are not a chef, pampered or otherwise, you may be interested in trying your luck.’
    • ‘At the casino, near the area where gamblers normally try their luck at the slot machines, authorities held scores of people after the shooting.’
    • ‘Abroad, you don't need to part be of one of the ‘pro’ teams to take part in road races and many independent riders try their luck, hoping to catch the eye of scouts.’