take a leap of faith

take a leap of faith

1. To do something based largely or entirely on one's faith that it is correct or will work, despite having little or no evidence or assurance thereof. I know that a lot of marriages don't work out, but if you really love this guy and want to spend your life with him, then you need to take a leap of faith. I feel a bit wary that people seem so eager to take a leap of faith about driverless cars being free to drive in our streets.
2. In video games, to make one's character jump when the player is unable to see where they will land. Because the game doesn't offer any control over the camera, there are a number of occasions where you have to take a leap of faith and just hope for the best.
See also: faith, leap, of, take
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