roll the dice

roll the dice

1. Literally, to roll dice, as for or in a game of chance. I'm usually not much of a gambler, but I couldn't resist heading to the craps table to roll the dice!
2. By extension, to take some risk on the hope or chance of a fortunate outcome. Look, worst case scenario is that we get hit with a fine, so I say we just roll the dice and hope it doesn't come to that.
See also: dice, roll
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The range of games YOU can't just roll the dice when you're starting off a business - but that's exactly how this new cafe in Liverpool started.
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Once again they roll the dice in the hope we have enough to survive.
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