leap in the dark


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leap in the dark

A chance that one takes despite being uncertain of the consequences or outcome. I don't usually go on blind dates, but I took a leap in the dark and agreed to meet Sarah's friend for dinner.
See also: dark, leap
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leap in the dark

An act whose results cannot be predicted. For example, Given today's high divorce rate, he considered marriage a leap in the dark. [Late 1600s]
See also: dark, leap
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.

a leap in the dark

BRITISH
If you take a leap in the dark, you do something without knowing what the consequences will be. Voters have taken a leap in the dark by electing outsiders with little or no political experience. What I had before me wasn't a rational choice: it was a leap in the dark.
See also: dark, leap
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a leap in the dark

a daring step or enterprise whose consequences are unpredictable.
See also: dark, leap
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

a leap in the ˈdark

an action or a risk that you take without knowing anything about the activity or what the result will be: The government is being accused of taking a leap in the dark as it prepares to radically change the education system.
See also: dark, leap
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

leap in the dark

An act whose consequences cannot be predicted.
See also: dark, leap
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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