June 20, 2006

push one’s luck

Posted in Idioms at 9:56 am by Feng

push one's luck — Risk one's good fortune, often by acting overconfidently [answers.com]

If you read my previous blog, you may agree with me on how hard it is to get a computer upgrade in our department. Recently, a guy requested a better computer on the research grounds. He was lucky enough to be assigned with a relatively new machine, with a fast CPU and a big memory. Not yet satisfied with the monitor, he raised another request for a good LCD monitor. One of the staff in charge of this wasn't very happy and said to me: "He is pushing his luck."

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