take the plunge
phrasal to do or undertake something decisively especially after a period of hesitation or uncertainty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take the plunge — {v. phr.} To take a fatal or decisive step; venture. * /When I asked Don when he and Melissa were going to get married, he answered that they ll take the plunge in September./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the plunge — {v. phr.} To take a fatal or decisive step; venture. * /When I asked Don when he and Melissa were going to get married, he answered that they ll take the plunge in September./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the plunge — ► to make a decision to do something, especially after thinking about it for a long time: »Consumers who want to buy a home ought to take the plunge, rather than waiting for even lower mortgage rates. Main Entry: ↑plunge …   Financial and business terms

  • take the plunge — If you take the plunge, you decide to do something or commit yourself even though you know there is an element of risk involved …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take the plunge — ► take the plunge informal commit oneself to a bold course of action after consideration. Main Entry: ↑plunge …   English terms dictionary

  • Take The Plunge — was an early evening game show that was produced by Thames Television and aired on the ITV network for one series in 1989, the programme was hosted by comedy actress Su Pollard …   Wikipedia

  • take the plunge — COMMIT ONESELF, go for it, throw caution to the wind(s), risk it; informal jump in at the deep end, go for broke. → plunge * * * take the plunge To commit oneself definitely after hesitation • • • Main Entry: ↑plunge * * * take the plunge phrase… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the plunge —    If you take the plunge, you decide to do something or commit yourself even though you know there is an element of risk involved.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you take the plunge, you finally decide to venture into something you… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take the plunge — tv. to marry someone. □ I’m not ready to take the plunge yet. □ Sam and Mary took the plunge …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • take\ the\ plunge — v. phr. To take a fatal or decisive step; venture. When I asked Don when he and Melissa were going to get married, he answered that they ll take the plunge in September …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take the plunge — she decided to take the plunge and headed for Hollywood Syn: commit oneself, go for it, do the deed, throw caution to the wind(s), risk it; informal jump in at the deep end, go for broke …   Thesaurus of popular words

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