Russian roulette


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Russian roulette

n.
1. A stunt in which one spins the cylinder of a revolver loaded with only one bullet, aims the muzzle at one's head, and pulls the trigger.
2. An act of reckless bravado.

Russian roulette

n
1. (Games, other than specified) a game of chance in which each player in turn spins the cylinder of a revolver loaded with only one cartridge and presses the trigger with the barrel against his own head
2. any act which, if repeated several times, is likely to have disastrous consequences

Rus′sian roulette′


n.
1. a lethal game of chance in which a person, using a revolver with one bullet, spins its cylinder, points the muzzle at his or her head, and pulls the trigger.
2. any reckless activity.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Russian roulette - a stunt in which you spin the cylinder of a revolver that is loaded with only one bullet and then point the muzzle at your head and pull the triggerRussian roulette - a stunt in which you spin the cylinder of a revolver that is loaded with only one bullet and then point the muzzle at your head and pull the trigger
stunt - a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
Translations
rosyjska ruletka

Russian roulette

nroulette russa
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