a leap in the dark

leap in the dark

A chance that one takes despite being uncertain of the consequences or outcome. I don't usually go on blind dates, but I took a leap in the dark and agreed to meet Sarah's friend for dinner.
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a leap in the dark

BRITISH
If you take a leap in the dark, you do something without knowing what the consequences will be. Voters have taken a leap in the dark by electing outsiders with little or no political experience. What I had before me wasn't a rational choice: it was a leap in the dark.
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a leap in the dark

a daring step or enterprise whose consequences are unpredictable.
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a leap in the ˈdark

an action or a risk that you take without knowing anything about the activity or what the result will be: The government is being accused of taking a leap in the dark as it prepares to radically change the education system.
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ANEW report from the National Audit Office does much to confirm fears that devolution for the North East is something of a leap in the dark.
Nevertheless, it is a leap in the dark that we have to take.
The Government has to do more to expel the impression that the devolution project is a leap in the dark.
If, as was first said, an exit vote would be a leap in the dark, how do we now have a list of dire consequences?