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roll the dice

1. Literally, to roll dice, as for or in a game of chance. I'm usually not much of a gambler, but I couldn't resist heading to the craps table to roll the dice!
2. By extension, to take some risk on the hope or chance of a fortunate outcome. Look, worst case scenario is that we get hit with a fine, so I say we just roll the dice and hope it doesn't come to that.
See also: dice, roll
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While entrepreneurs are traditionally willing to roll the dice in the founding of their own businesses (and, in fact, a notable 17 percent of all of the survey's 1,000 respondents indicated that they had owned a business that failed at one point in their lives), they are considerably more risk averse when it comes to their own personal investments.
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I'm not sure there are many people around who want to roll the dice in that way.
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You just roll the dice and you hope you're right, and most people are wrong more than they're right.
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