a leap in the dark

leap in the dark

A chance that one takes despite being uncertain of the consequences or outcome. I don't usually go on blind dates, but I took a leap in the dark and agreed to meet Sarah's friend for dinner.
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a leap in the dark

BRITISH
If you take a leap in the dark, you do something without knowing what the consequences will be. Voters have taken a leap in the dark by electing outsiders with little or no political experience. What I had before me wasn't a rational choice: it was a leap in the dark.
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a leap in the dark

a daring step or enterprise whose consequences are unpredictable.
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a leap in the ˈdark

an action or a risk that you take without knowing anything about the activity or what the result will be: The government is being accused of taking a leap in the dark as it prepares to radically change the education system.
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Nevertheless, it is a leap in the dark that we have to take.
The Government has to do more to expel the impression that the devolution project is a leap in the dark. It needs to do more to shed some light on just how the project will work now and in the future.
DEAR Editor, David Cameron is of the opinion that we would be taking a leap in the dark if we were to leave the EU.
If, as was first said, an exit vote would be a leap in the dark, how do we now have a list of dire consequences?