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crapshoot

A situation whose outcome is uncertain or unpredictable. Refers to the gambling game "craps." This neighborhood has been revitalized in recent years, but buying a house here is still a financial crapshoot.
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crapshoot

n. a gamble; a matter of chance. (Like a crap [dice] game.) The stock market isn’t concerned with value anymore. It’s just a crapshoot.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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First, to persevere in a crapshoot with the odds stacked against you means developing a tough skin.