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take a chance

To try to do something that has a high probability of having a negative or unfortunate outcome. I'm taking a real chance hiring this guy, so you had better be right about him. You're never going to find real success unless you're willing to take a chance now and then.
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take ˈchances

do risky things: Take no chances: don’t lend money to people you don’t know.
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