crapshoot
noun Date: 1971 something (as a business venture) that has an unpredictable outcome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • crapshoot — ☆ crapshoot [krap′sho͞ot΄ ] n. Informal a situation or undertaking whose outcome involves a high probability of failure or loss; gamble …   English World dictionary

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  • crapshoot — noun 1. a risky and uncertain venture getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑risk, ↑peril, ↑danger 2. playing craps …   Useful english dictionary

  • crapshoot — /krap shooht /, n., v., crapshot, crapshooting. n. 1. Informal. anything unpredictable, risky, or problematical; gamble. v.i. 2. to play craps. 3. Informal. to take risks; gamble. [1970 75; CRAP2 + SHOOT] * * * …   Universalium

  • crapshoot — noun a) A venture with a highly risky or unpredictable outcome. b) A game of craps …   Wiktionary

  • crapshoot — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. risk, risky business, *shot in the dark, iffy proposition, *spin of the roulette wheel …   English dictionary for students

  • crapshoot — crap|shoot [ kræp,ʃut ] noun singular AMERICAN a situation in which you do not know what will happen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crapshoot — n. roll of the dice; gamble, something that is unpredictable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crapshoot — noun N. Amer. a game of craps …   English new terms dictionary

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