Definition of a stab in the dark
- They don't really know how much the work will cost. They're just taking a stab in the dark.
- It's a stab in the dark, but we should try anyway.
: a wound produced by a pointed object or weapon
: a thrust of a pointed weapon
: a jerky thrust
: to wound or pierce by the thrust of a pointed object or weapon
: thrust, drive
: to thrust or give a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon
: devoid or partially devoid of light : not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light
: transmitting only a portion of light
: wholly or partially black
: a place or time of little or no light : night, nightfall
: absence of light : darkness
: a color of low or very low lightness : a dark or deep color
: to grow dark (see 1dark)
: to make dark
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