chance your arm

Definition of chance your arm

British, informal

  1. :  to take a chance :  to do something that could have bad results The newspaper chanced its arm by printing the story.

Word by Word Definitions

chanceplay
  1. :  something that happens unpredictably without discernible human intention or observable cause

    :  the assumed impersonal purposeless determiner of unaccountable happenings :  luck

    :  the fortuitous or incalculable element in existence :  contingency

  1. :  to take place, come about, or turn out by chance :  happen

    :  to have the good or bad luck

    :  to come or light by chance

yourplay
  1. :  of or relating to you or yourself or yourselves especially as possessor or possessors , agent or agents , or object or objects of an action

    :  of or relating to one or oneself

    : used with little or no meaning almost as an equivalent to the definite article the

  1. :  a human upper limb

    :  the part between the shoulder and the wrist

    :  something like or corresponding to an arm: such as

  1. :  to furnish or equip with weapons

    :  to furnish with something that strengthens or protects

    :  to equip or ready for action or operation

  1. :  a means (such as a weapon) of offense or defense

    :  firearm

    :  a combat branch (as of an army)


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