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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

noun
1. a risky and uncertain venture; "getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot" 
2. playing craps [syn: crap shooting
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