take chances

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Verb1.take chances - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcometake chances - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
attempt, essay, try, assay, seek - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
go for broke - risk everything in one big effort; "the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race"
luck it, luck through - act by relying on one's luck
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Almost three fourths (72%) self-identified as being a "person willing to take chances in my love relationship." Engaging in unprotected sex, involvement in a "friends with benefits" relationship, breaking up with a partner to explore alternatives and having sex before being ready were the most frequent risk taking behaviors.
Oliver Stone believes Tom Cruise should "take chances" with roles instead of chasing box office records and fees.
They have also shown in this tournament that they will take chances on the counter away from home.