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take (or have) a punt at

have a go at; attempt. Australian & New Zealand informal
1998 Times: Magazine However cheerfully positive I can be about the future, the man from the Pru isn't going to take a punt on me living the full term.
See also: punt, take

punt

(pənt)
in. to do something different in a pinch; to improvise. (From the act of kicking the ball in order to gain ground in football.) Everyone expected me to lose my temper, so I punted. I cried instead of getting mad.
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And if did have a punt it was on a horse and if it won you might get a few hundred quid off the bookie.
It's been a pretty solid year all around for Rice, long snapper Drew Howell and the rest of the punt team, with Rice entering Saturday at No.
The Ducks had James field one punt that day, and stuck with him despite Harris' return a week later in part because Harris had one hand in a cast with a broken finger.
For the Wedgwood Group, revenue was up eight percent to Irish Punt 104.
That has contributed to Hekker having 24 punts downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line this season, the most in the Pac-10.
Nonetheless, there are real opportunities for us to continue to grow market share, sustaining the improvement in current trading while benefiting from the more favorable currency situation following Irish punt and sterling devaluation.
They were rushing 11 guys and if one guy gets through, they're blocking that punt.
Austin is ranked second nationally in punt returns with 21.
Once these two parts of the punt operation are solid, you will only need that great punter.
Wedgwood sales down 10 percent in Irish punt (4 percent in sterling terms) - surplus factories closed as part of continuing cost reduction program.
Oregon twice fumbled while receiving a punt, leading to 10 points for Arizona in its 37-10 victory at Autzen Stadium.
Linebacker Christian Taylor's interception early in the third quarter gave the Bruins the ball on their own 49, but a two-yard run by Chris Markey and two incomplete passes forced a punt.
On Monday, our offensive day, we will punt and return kick-offs.
The Wedgwood Group produced an operating profit of punt 1.
SEATTLE -- At least UCLA seems to have figured out its punt return problems.