a roll of the dice

Definition of a roll of the dice

informal
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

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

  2. : a manuscript book

  3. : a list of names or related items : catalog

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

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

  3. : to cause to move in a circular manner

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

  2. : a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech

  3. : a heavy reverberatory sound

dice play
  1. : die

  2. : a gambling game played with dice

  3. : a small cubical piece (as of food)

  1. : to cut into small cubes

  2. : to ornament with square markings

  3. : to bring by playing dice


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