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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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"Fair play to Maryhill for digging in and it was one of those where with all the missed chances it could have come back to bite us.
"We had one or two shots and hit the post and bar but if you don't score your chances it's difficult against teams like that.
And Conte said: "When you have so many chances it's important to be clinical and to finish the game.
At Leicester a point is good, but when I remember the scoring chances it's difficult to accept."
Rankin said: "We were dominant at the outset but if you don't take your chances it's always going to be difficult.
"The good thing about him is that he's an experienced player and he knows it's not about missing chances it's about creating chances.
"I'm pleased with this signing because we haven't scored enough goals and while we have created chances it's nice to bring someone else in," McCarthy said.
They were the better team in the second half but if we take our chances it's a different game.
"It's hard to get the ball back when you lose it so when you create chances it's important to take them but we didn't.
"It's not a matter of not creating chances it's just when they come along we are not putting them away.
"We have been creating a lot of chances it's just that we have not been finishing.
He had 34 putts in a 71 to lie on one-under-par 215 and sighed: I've missed so many chances it's a joke."
"He is a huge asset to Celtic and it is a big blow for them but for our team's chances it's good that he won't play."