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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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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