push it/things

push it/things
push it/things
informal : to continue to do or to try to do something when you should stop

If your mom already said “no” two times, don't push it. [=don't keep asking her] You'll just make her mad.

You've won a lot of money, but don't push it [=don't push your luck] or you could lose it all.

She pushed things too far and lost all her winnings.

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Main Entry:push

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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