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crapshoot

[krap-shoot] /ˈkræpˌʃut/
noun
1.
Informal. anything unpredictable, risky, or problematical; gamble.
verb (used without object), crapshot, crapshooting.
2.
to play craps.
3.
Informal. to take risks; gamble.
Origin of crapshoot
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; crap2 + shoot1
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crapshoot

noun

A risky gamble; something very chancy: But who knows? It's such a crap shoot that nobody can really call it/ Such reforms would subject students to a crapshoot (1970s+)

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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