Took a risk - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
take a ˈrisk,
take ˈrisks do something even though you know that something bad could happen as a result: That’s a risk I’m not prepared to take. ♢ You have no right to take risks with other people’s money. OPPOSITE: play (it) safe
References in classic literature
I took a risk
leaving him free, but during the latter part of the time he was watched day and night.