take a chance

idiom

: to do something that could have either good or bad results
She's trying to find a publisher who will take a chance on her book.
It might not work, but it's a chance we'll have to take.

Examples of take a chance in a Sentence

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“Take a chance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20chance. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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