take a flyer (on something)

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take a flyer (on something)

To take a chance, risk, or gamble (on something). Primarily heard in US. I'm just grateful that this team took a flyer on me and gave me a shot at the big times. The economy is too unstable for us to take a flyer on some unproven investment at the moment. We're not just taking a flyer with this plan—we've researched every angle very thoroughly, and we're confident this is the best approach to take.
See also: flyer, take

take a flyer

take a chance. chiefly North American
1998 Times Or we [i.e. journalists] can take a flyer: share a hunch and risk coming a cropper.
See also: flyer, take

take a flyer

verb
See also: flyer, take