a stab in the dark

noun phrase

Definition of a stab in the dark

1 : a guess that is based on very little or no information or evidence They don't really know how much the work will cost. They're just taking a stab in the dark.
2 : an attempt that is not likely to succeed It's a stab in the dark, but we should try anyway.

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“A stab in the dark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20stab%20in%20the%20dark. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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