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To gamble on something

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Do you like to take chances?

Today's Phrase

If you gamble on something it means you do something risky in the hope of getting a good result.


Don't gamble on the weather being good for your party. I know you want a barbecue, but it could rain. I'd book a venue with a covered area.

I took a gamble on employing John, but it's turned out that he's great for our team.

Take note

To gamble something away means to lose all of something by gambling and losing.


Tina gambled all of her money away by playing the lottery.

Interesting fact

A casino is a place where you can gamble for money. The Venetian Macao is one of the world's biggest casinos. It was built in Macau, China, in 2007. It has 40 floors, and some claim it's the sixth-largest building in the world by floor area.

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