crap shot

crapshoot

[krap-shoot]
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:
1970–75; crap2 + shoot

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crapshoot definition


  1. n.
    a gamble; a matter of chance. (Like a crap [dice] game.) : The stock market isn't concerned with value anymore. It's just a crapshoot.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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