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crapshoot

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noun crap·shoot \ˈkrap-ˌshüt\

Simple Definition of crapshoot

  • : something that could produce a good or bad result

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crapshoot

  1. :  something (as a business venture) that has an unpredictable outcome

Examples of crapshoot in a sentence

  1. <there are almost no sure bets in the movie business—almost everything is a crapshoot>



1971

First Known Use of crapshoot

1971


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