take no chances

idiom
variants: or not take any chances
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of take no chances

: to not do something that is risky or dangerous
  • She was taking no chances by refusing to go skydiving.
  • They did not take any chances and called the fire department when they smelled gas.
  • He said he couldn't afford to take any chances.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

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

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

chance play chances
  1. : something that happens unpredictably without discernible human intention or observable cause

  2. : the assumed impersonal purposeless determiner of unaccountable happenings : luck

  3. : the fortuitous or incalculable element in existence : contingency

  1. : to take place, come about, or turn out by chance : happen

  2. : to have the good or bad luck

  3. : to come or light by chance


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