bet the farm


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bet the farm

to risk everything you have because you are certain of something bet the ranch No matter how confident you are in the future, you should never bet the farm on one idea.
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bet the farm/ranch

  (American)
to spend almost all the money you have on something that you think might bring you success (often + on ) TV networks are obviously willing to bet the ranch on special sports events - they paid millions to broadcast the Olympics.
See also: bet, farm
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Should we bet the farm on Censeo and go performance-based with two QH CTs that had not been seriously mentioned to the ESG?
Unfortunately, you can bet the farm that if an idea for a new product is presented to American management today, they will have it manufactured overseas.
Case for Candidacy: The take-no-guff businessman bet the farm on a tiny Atlanta VHF station and turned it into the world's largest cable media enterprise, revolutionizing the way we consume news in the process.
You can bet the farm and all of Old McDonald's animals that Karl Rove would not have let such opportunities slide by.
And yet, at times, some of us are willing to bet the farm on it.
The poet bet the farm on the painter in his 1981 follow-up essay "Not About Julian Schnabel," which marked his move to Artforum, where he would publish for the next several years.
SAB has bet the farm on this one, and now they have taken firm control of the company.
To fund a new dot-com today, you have to either do it yourself or find "angel" investors--family members or friends or perhaps local business people you know who are willing to bet the farm or part of it on your ideas.
While Latin America dabbled in economic reform during the 1990s, Argentina bet the farm.
WELL, BEFORE YOU bet the farm on the success of your new e-business, keep in mind that generating traffic, let alone cash flow, is going to take some serious time, strategy, marketing--and money.
It's still not known what the full effect of this behaviour will be, but you can bet the farm it's not going to be good.
Don't necessarily bet the farm on it, but it's like holding a lottery ticket--you always have a chance to win
His nonprofit agency had bet the farm on the 1998 Tanqueray's Texas AIDS Ride, produced by Pallotta TeamWorks Inc.
He would think so, of course, since his company, along with other new companies like Foundry Networks and Extreme Networks, have bet the farm on it.
Don't try to do everything: "We're still a little company, so we have to bet the farm on fewer opportunities than we'd like," says Campbell.