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a roll of the dice

Definition of a roll of the dice

informal

  1. —used to say that something could have either a good result or a bad result <Opening a new restaurant is always a roll of the dice.> <It's a roll of the dice whether we succeed or fail.>



Word by Word Definitions

rollplay
  1. :  a written document that may be rolled up :  scroll

    :  a document containing an official or formal record

    :  a manuscript book

  1. :  to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a surface

    :  to cause to revolve by turning over and over on or as if on an axis

    :  to cause to move in a circular manner

  1. :  a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum

    :  a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech

    :  a heavy reverberatory sound

diceplay
  1. :  die

    :  a gambling game played with dice

    :  a small cubical piece (as of food)

  1. :  to cut into small cubes

    :  to ornament with square markings

    :  to bring by playing dice


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