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sink-or-swim

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Risky; succeed-or-be-ruined: Playing cornerback in the National Football League, particularly for a young player, is a sink-or-swim proposition (1668+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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