Definition of bet the farm on itUS, informal
- They want to start their own restaurant, but they're not willing to bet the farm on it.
: something that is laid, staked, or pledged typically between two parties on the outcome of a contest or a contingent issue : wager
: the act of giving such a pledge
: something to wager on
: to stake on the outcome of an issue or the performance of a contestant
: to be able to be sure that
: to maintain with or as if with a bet
: a sum or due fixed in amount and payable at fixed intervals
: a letting out of revenues or taxes for a fixed sum to one authorized to collect and retain them
: a district or division of a country leased out for the collection of government revenues
: to collect and take the fees or profits of (an occupation or business) on payment of a fixed sum
: to give up (something, such as an estate or a business) to another on condition of receiving in return a fixed sum
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