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English definition of “tempt fate/providence”

tempt fate/providence

If you tempt fate or providence by doing something, you take a silly risk by doing it and depend too much on your good luck : You're tempting fate by riding your bike without wearing a cycle helmet .Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
(Definition of tempt fate/providence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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