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take (or have) a punt at

have a go at; attempt. Australian & New Zealand informal
1998 Times: Magazine However cheerfully positive I can be about the future, the man from the Pru isn't going to take a punt on me living the full term.
See also: punt, take

punt

(pənt)
in. to do something different in a pinch; to improvise. (From the act of kicking the ball in order to gain ground in football.) Everyone expected me to lose my temper, so I punted. I cried instead of getting mad.
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Most punters believe the BJP will easily bag 200 seats on its own and some are of the opinion that it can go up to 235 seats.
All were designed to speed what punters call their "get-off time," and enhance his distance and placement.
Racing worldwide will continue to expand and develop and more betting opportunities will be created and punters will have an even greater choice.
Now Bryan, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound senior, is regarded as one of the best punters in the country.
The snapper has to do it right or the blockers will have trouble protecting long enough and the punter won't have enough time to execute properly.
Punters involved in illegal betting on the outcome of the current round of Assembly elections say its saffron all the way in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
A high school punter should have a get-off time of 1.
Drew usually beats the punter, and his speed makes him almost impossible to catch in the open field.
ie will lead with events of specific interest to Irish punters and is already a market leader in providing the most comprehensive service online on Premiership soccer, Gaelic games and Eircom League soccer.
Punters will no longer be taxed for having a bet after the Budget brought in sweeping changes to the betting duty system.
Punters no longer have to pay up to 5 percent commission on their winnings.
It felt like I'd made it as a punter and that I was now in the same bracket as those successful shrewdies who were always complaining through the window of their Ferraris that they couldn't get on.
By the time Malone finishes his time at USC, he could be the conference's all-time punter.
A PATIENT punter won pounds 10,000 after betting horse number three would win the first five races at Yo r k For 10 years the unnamed gambler has placed the same bet.
Coaches concern themselves with protecting the punter to avoid having the kick blocked.