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bet the farm on it

Definition of bet the farm on it

US, informal

  1. —said to show confidence in an anticipated outcome <They want to start their own restaurant, but they're not willing to bet the farm on it.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  something that is laid, staked, or pledged typically between two parties on the outcome of a contest or a contingent issue :  wager

    :  the act of giving such a pledge

    :  something to wager on

  1. :  to stake on the outcome of an issue or the performance of a contestant

    :  to maintain with or as if with a bet

    :  to make a bet with

  1. : between

farmplay
  1. :  a sum or due fixed in amount and payable at fixed intervals

    :  a letting out of revenues or taxes for a fixed sum to one authorized to collect and retain them

    :  a district or division of a country leased out for the collection of government revenues

  1. :  rent

    :  to collect and take the fees or profits of (an occupation or business) on payment of a fixed sum

    :  to give up (as an estate or a business) to another on condition of receiving in return a fixed sum


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