crapshoot


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crapshoot

n. a gamble; a matter of chance. (Like a crap [dice] game.) The stock market isn’t concerned with value anymore. It’s just a crapshoot.
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Anybody who has had the power to say yes or no to a job applicant knows that no matter how carefully a hiring decision is made, it is still to a certain extent a crapshoot.
They must be perfect next week at Charlotte to avoid putting their title hopes on the line at Talladega, a notorious crapshoot of a race.
As far as steel-cased ammo goes, it can be a real crapshoot if you're using foreign ammo.
Central infighting, the Pirates knocked off the Reds in the one-game wild-card crapshoot, and in turn were eliminated by the Cardinals in the NLDS.
Is that the image we really want for our profession; for people to see our justice system as a crapshoot, rolling the dice for quick riches?
Circuit City soon went out of business, proving the point that corporate boardroom strategies are a bit of a crapshoot, especially when desperate executives are involved.
I suppose if you offered coupons or contests as a lure, that was one way to keep track of your success, but overall it was basically a crapshoot.
Despite public flu health-surveillance forecasts, the cough-cold season is often a crapshoot for retailers.
It's a bit of a crapshoot, because those judges are free, once appointed, from any accountability to the state's chief executive.
Seven of these pieces reflect the global economy: Stash of Cash, Money Bag, It's a Crapshoot, Economic Collapse, To Health and Wealth, Bundles of Money and Drawer of Dreams.
Yet even with those advantages, the familiar game plan and trappings make it at best a crapshoot as to whether Ryan and his wounded heart will, well, you know.
Flu B has been a dilemma, and I do look forward to having a quadrivalent so that our crapshoot is not so poor," one of the panel members, Dr.
Special VFR at night is a bit of a crapshoot, because you really can't see the clouds.
When you come down to those, then it's even more of a crapshoot.
While we expected them to work well, it was still a crapshoot how they'd turn out.