While CBS is taking a gamble on a relatively unknown (and unproven) talent, to many critics this decision was all too predictable.
“Sometimes when you gamble, you get up from the table with a fortune,” he explains.
It was a gamble, because few subjects of documentaries and reality-TV shows ever like what comes out at the end.
Procter gamble has set up a “Home Away From Home” zone in Olympic Village specifically for Olympic moms.
Recently President Obama instituted a no-fly zone over parts of Libya—a gamble that puts many American pilots at serious risk.
The music made him half-mad, and then he had friends who taught him to gamble.
There are men who, however well-off—either in money or love—must gamble.
You can't dance down and drink down and gamble down and lust down a man like that.
I have made the rule that when he gamble too mooch, when he put up too mooch money, I say 'No!'
They work very hard and the air is bad; they come up to sleep, to eat and to gamble.
1726 (implied in gambling), from a dialectal survival of Middle English gammlen, variant of gamenen "to play, jest, be merry," from Old English gamenian "to play, joke, pun," from gamen (see game). Or possibly gamble is from a derivative of gamel "to play games" (1590s), itself likely a frequentative from game. Originally regarded as a slang word. The intrusive -b- may be from confusion with gambol. Related: Gambled; gambling.
"risky venture," 1823, from gamble (v.).