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take a risk

To try to do something for which there is a high probability of a negative or unfortunate outcome. I'm taking a real risk hiring this guy, so you had better be right about him. You're never going to find real success unless you're willing to take a risk now and then.
See also: risk, take
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Putting things at the worst, at all events, as in meditation I so often did, any clouding of their innocence could only be-- blameless and foredoomed as they were--a reason the more for taking risks.
Oh, no, he's fearfully rash--he's always taking risks.
As Martinez prepared his side for today's meeting with Arsenal at the Emirates, he said: "I believe in taking risks and getting on the ball and relying on the talent of the players to score goals rather than systems and deadball situations, keeping clean sheets and not taking risks.
Taking risks are the occupational hazard of being an entrepreneur.
As far as taking risks, that's something I'm certainly attracted to," Joseph, 33, admits.
The Environment Agency warned drivers of taking risks by driving through flood water following a downpour.
Many drivers are TAKING RISKS on the roads through overconfidence and complacency, according to the survey.
ISLAMABAD -- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) dropped on Wednesday with many investors not taking risks ahead of Pakistan's budget announcement, and amid concerns about a weakening rupee, which hit a record-low, dealers said.
I'm taking risks, he's taking risks, something's going to happen.
Of the 58% who admit taking risks, 39% said they simply forget and just over one in 10 said they do not use contraceptives because they do not want to "ruin the moment".
Tory group deputy leader Coun Des O'Brien said he was in favour of the principle of the plan, but warned: "We should be aware that we, as a council, are taking risks that the banks and building societies will not take.
Peter Bush asked the assembly to urge all presbyteries to "be bold in taking risks in seeking the advance of the reign of God" and, more specifically, asked the Presbyterian Church to "commit itself to the vision of planting 10 congregations each year over the five years," from 2012 until 2016.
The two bodies have teamed up with Newport Business School to advise managers on taking risks and implementing bold decisions in a business.
Iman said of her business venture that most graduates opt to go directly into the workforce while others are not afraid to face the challenge of taking risks through business ventures.
Fund managers at Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) have reported that investors are becoming more open to taking risks.