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.
I love it, and I am so grateful when big brands want to associate with me, but mostly I just want to take chances and have fun and truly live.
If you don't take chances, it can backfire on you but his record in Europe is excellent.