take a gamble

idiom

: to do something that could produce a (very) bad or unpleasant result
He was taking a (big) gamble by investing in the struggling young company.

Examples of take a gamble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When planning their wedding, Lake Tahoe couple Matt and Jessica Grime decided to take a gamble. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2024 First cloned horse created in Italy Cambiaso decided to take a gamble. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2023 But at this point, the Warriors must take a gamble to avoid a 3-1 hole. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 May 2023 The team will take a gamble that Carter can live up to his full potential. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2023 But at this point, the Warriors must take a gamble to avoid a 3-1 hole. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 May 2023 Even though the odds of winning lottery games like Powerball are 1 in 292.2 million, players will take a gamble on buying a ticket for the thrill of it, said Donald Nowak, a mental-health counseling professor at Medaille University who has researched gambling addiction. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2022 The team will take a gamble that Carter can live up to his full potential. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2023 As the crypto bear market continues, and money in the industry gets tighter, might investors like Wan be less willing to take a gamble on an unknown? Jessica Klein, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2023

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“Take a gamble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20gamble. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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