crapshoot

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noun crap·shoot \ˈkrap-ˌshüt\

Definition of crapshoot

  1. :  something (such as a business venture) that has an unpredictable outcome

Examples of crapshoot in a Sentence

  1. there are almost no sure bets in the movie business—almost everything is a crapshoot

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1971

First Known Use of crapshoot

1971


CRAPSHOOT Defined for English Language Learners

crapshoot

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Definition of crapshoot for English Language Learners

  • : something that could produce a good or bad result



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