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chance one's arm

British pronunciation/tʃˈans wˈɒnz ˈɑːm/
American pronunciation/tʃˈæns wˈʌnz ˈɑːɹm/
to chance one's arm

to proceed to do something even though it is risky or unlikely to succeed

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1Aren't you chancing your arm a bit giving up a secure job to start up a business?
2Well, it looks like there's an 80% chance your arm is broken.
3Because there's opposition to writers who chance their arm, imaginatively journey to a world they don't know, but want to know.
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