take a flier

Definition of take a flier

US, informal

  1. :  to do something that could have either good or bad results :  to gamble on something risky He took a flier in politics soon after getting his degree. —often + on Investors have been unwilling to take a flier on such a small and unproven company.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

flierplay
  1. :  one that flies

    :  airman

    :  an advertising circular


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