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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Therefore it is about time we cross Rubicon, to roll the dice and cut the Gordian knot.
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.
Once again they roll the dice in the hope we have enough to survive.
Users roll the dice, select a shape with a matching pattern, and carefully place the shape on the frog without toppling it over.
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Playing with one dice, the students roll the dice and then places the digit in the column of their choice.
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This week another batch of hopefuls gets ready to roll the dice in a bid to land a big windfall from the obscure items.
I can roll the dice by applying for that job or roll the dice by not applying for it.
so, now it is time for you to roll the dice & baby needs a new
You know, this is a guy who is coming up from lightweight to welterweight to roll the dice and take a chance and we can't count this guy out, but you know me, I'm always at my best, and I'm always dedicated to the sport of boxing and I'm always in top shape.
You just roll the dice to determine how many spaces you move.
But we thought the long-term benefits were so overwhelming and such a strategic opportunity that we elected not to roll the dice.
But following reaction from readers, Times editors made the decision to run it anyway, and roll the dice.
The idea is that chubby children roll the dice before answering questions about healthy eating.