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take a flyer

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take a flyer

verb phrase

To take an ambitious gamble; take a risky chance or chancy risk, esp financially: I don't believe you, but what the hell, I'll take a flyer

[1885+; fr flyer, ''jump, leap'']

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