a stab in the dark

Definition of a stab in the dark

  1. 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. 2 :  an attempt that is not likely to succeed It's a stab in the dark, but we should try anyway.

Word by Word Definitions

stabplay
  1. :  a wound produced by a pointed object or weapon

    :  a thrust of a pointed weapon

    :  a jerky thrust

  1. :  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

darkplay
  1. :  devoid or partially devoid of light :  not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light

    :  transmitting only a portion of light

    :  wholly or partially black

  1. :  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

  1. :  to grow dark (see 1dark)

    :  to make dark


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