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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.
Translations of “tempt fate/providence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 玩命, 冒不必要的危險…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玩命, 冒不必要的危险…
(Definition of tempt fate/providence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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