take the plunge


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Related to take the plunge: more the merrier, raring to go, on a roll, pillar to post

take the plunge

to marry someone. I'm not ready to take the plunge yet. Sam and Mary took the plunge.
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take the plunge

to decide to do something Those women who took the plunge and ran for the state legislature enjoyed great success.
Usage notes: usually said about doing something that involves some risk
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take the plunge

to do something important or difficult that you have been thinking about doing for a long time I've decided to take the plunge and start up my own business.
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take the plunge

Venture something, commit oneself, as in You've been living together for a year, so when are you going to take the plunge and get married? It is also put as make the plunge, plunge alluding to diving in a body of water. [Mid-1800s]
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take the plunge

tv. to marry someone. I’m not ready to take the plunge yet.
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take the plunge

Informal
To begin an unfamiliar venture, especially after hesitating: After a three-year engagement, they're finally taking the plunge.
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