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bet the farm

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bet the farm

verb phrase

(Variations: franchise or house or left nut or rent or shop may replace farm or ranch) Bet everything one has; go for broke, BET one's BOTTOM DOLLAR: I wouldn't have bet the farm, but I'd sure bet the back forty/ I wouldn't bet the ranch that he'll be reappointed/ You can bet the rent the Jacksons will go where the big money is/ Horowitz says he'll bet his house that Ginsburg won't vote to overturn Roe

verb

Wade/ nothing less than betting the franchise on this project (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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