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Russian roulette

Russian roulette

noun

: a dangerous game in which people fire a gun with a single bullet at their heads without knowing if the bullet will be shot or not

Full Definition of RUSSIAN ROULETTE

1
:  an act of bravado consisting of spinning the cylinder of a revolver loaded with one cartridge, pointing the muzzle at one's own head, and pulling the trigger
2
:  something resembling Russian roulette in its potential for disaster <taking cocaine is playing Russian roulette — Jonathan Nicholas>

First Known Use of RUSSIAN ROULETTE

1937

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