Definition of take a flierUS, informal
- He took a flier in politics soon after getting his degree.
- Investors have been unwilling to take a flier on such a small and unproven company.
: 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
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene
To take a flier means to invest in a highly risky asset or to try for the first time.
When an investor takes a flier, he or she takes a big risk. Sometimes that risk pays off; sometimes it doesn't. However, the willingness to take a flier is what turns ideas into reality -- and profit.
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