Definition of crapshoot
: something (such as a business venture) that has an unpredictable outcome
Examples of crapshoot in a Sentence
there are almost no sure bets in the movie business—almost everything is a crapshoot
Recent Examples of crapshoot from the Web
Yes, any team that qualifies for the annual postseason crapshoot stands a chance at making noise.
The postseason is such a crapshoot that any division winner cannot be discounted once the calendar flips to October.
Nonetheless, history suggests their pick is a 50-50 crapshoot, at best.
Paying top dollar for a chartered yacht for a handful of passengers, exquisite cuisine, tiny staff and a Drake crapshoot or two?
There is, too, a crapshoot quality to online involvement.
Which proves, of course, that rocket science aside: Trajectory is a crapshoot.
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First Known Use of crapshoot
CRAPSHOOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crapshoot for English Language Learners
: something that could produce a good or bad result
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