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take a chance

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake a chancetake a chanceRISKto do something that involves risks The rope might break, but that’s a chance we’ll have to take. After losing $20,000 on my last business venture, I’m not taking any chances this time.take a chance on He was taking a chance on a relatively new young actor. He decided to take his chances in the boat. chance
Examples from the Corpus
take a chanceIsaacs chanced it with a long three-point shot at goal in the last minute of the game.The great champions were aggressive, took chances.There are a lot of people here who are afraid to take chances and do new things.There are a lot of people in the movie industry who are afraid to take chances and do new things.He had begun to take chances.He persuaded the record company to take a chance on the band, and it became a huge hit.Bernstein decided to take a chance.You have to take chances for peace, just as you must take chances in war.Looking back, Andrew Ory acknowledges he was both brash and naive, but willing to take chances.Victor took a chance and set up his own company, which has been very successful.She knew she was taking a chance, but she decided to buy the house anyway.It might not happen, but it is never worth taking a chance.
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