chance it

chance it

To do something risky; to risk it. The person taking the action is usually aware of the inherent risk. If I were you, I wouldn't chance it—that milk expired days ago! The forecast called for snow, but we decided to chance it and drive up to the cabin anyway.
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chance it

Take the risk or hazard of, as in I don't know if there's a later bus but let's chance it. The verb to chance alone was so used for a time, as in Let's just chance the rain-I'm not buying a new umbrella! [Late 1800s] Also see take a chance.
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We won't get anything.' "At 1-0 if we took our chance it's a different story.
If there is even a slight chance it's from head injuries from contact sports it could be prevented."
"If I do fight, there's a 90 per cent chance it's against Conor McGregor,'' said Mayweather.
There's a 50-50 chance it's going to win or lose according to the bookies and whenever I take on an even-money shot there's usually a 90 per cent chance it'll win.
That let down supporters of the market leader at 1.09 and let in 5-2 chance It's A Close Call, who had touched a high of 12.
Corden told the Daily Mirror: "I'm well aware there is every chance it's going to start, no one is going to like it, and it isn't going to work.
There's always a chance it's that classic telly trick...
If you get your chance it's your job to take it and hopefully I can do that again."
WORCESTER -- When Holy Cross and Air Force hook up, there's a good chance it's going to be a close game.
There's a good chance it's her, in which case, if she holds still for a minute, You will soon be a happily married man and Father Tom can grab a smoke.
"There's still every chance it's going to be a fantastic season.
"I don't think there's any chance it's going to be done by December, if anything it's more likely to be done in February or March from what I've heard.
Lester is a predator and if you give him half a chance it's in the back of the net."
``As soon as I miss a chance it's: `Why did they spend so much money on him?' There's even a song about it.