bet the farm


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bet the farm

To risk everything on a venture that one thinks will be successful. Primarily heard in US. I wouldn't bet the farm on that wacky invention. He's broke now because he bet the farm on a failed business venture.
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bet the farm

risk everything that you own on a bet, investment, or enterprise. North American informal
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bet the ˈfarm/ˈranch

(American English) risk everything that you have on something: It might succeed but don’t bet the farm on it.It’s a bet-the-farm situation.
See also: bet, farm, ranch
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"I absolutely would bet the farm on that one -- it will be an epic cultural moment," Eaves predicts.
In the February issue of this magazine Barry Zalma wrote a terrific article titled "Don't Bet the Farm." The essence of this case is that the plaintiff, Scruggs, replanted seeds that were weed resistant and patented by the Monsanto Chemical Co.
PTC has bet the farm on IoT, and acquired a series of IoT start-up firms with software tools that create and operate internet connectivity.
Ms Cahill added Sinn Fein had "bet the farm" on no one else coming out over the abuse claims.
Vidoni and Whedbee have invested about $250,000 in the brewery so far, from their savings and from mortgaging Vidoni's farm - "We literally bet the farm on this," he said.
Nissan, by contrast, has bet the farm on all-electrics, unveiling its second model this month -- despite weak sales of its flagship Leaf -- and is pushing the technology in China, where officials are scrambling to contain an air pollution crisis.
Once they have decided on moving forward, they don't bet the farm by taking huge risks.
"Standard procedure for analysts is not to bet the farm on any one piece of intel, even if we have no doubt that this is a message from Zawahri.
Make no mistake, the good folks in Burbank have bet the farm - to the tune of $200m - on Brad Pitt's new zombie horror.
You bet the farm that a product will move, but instead, it.
BlackBerry has bet the farm on the two handsets restoring its fortunes after several years in which it has had to watch firms such as Apple and Samsung erode its global market share.
THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED BlackBerry Z10 smartphone enjoyed a glamourous global launch last month, and the first reviews of the company's "bet the farm" model have oscillated between "amazing" and "too little, too late."
"Supposedly the mineral itself was called `black lead' or `plumbago.' Well `plumbago' comes from a Latin word, and I am willing to bet the farm the local Indians did not know Latin," Mr.
Most successful businesses experiment with small bets, rather than bet the farm on one big idea.
While most universities prepare students with strong theoretical knowledge of Islamic finance, one Dubai-based institute has bet the farm that people don't want more theory: what they want is “how does Islamic banking actually get done inside the bank.” Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance, now the most heavily-enrolled program in the industry, boasts over 20,000 paying professionals in more than 100 banks and institutions.