But this gamble may turn out to be just as big a loser as have all the hopes that Kabul has placed on prisoner releases so far.
And it has a mutually advantageous peace treaty with Israel that no rational government is going to gamble with.
“Sometimes when you gamble, you get up from the table with a fortune,” he explains.
Or he could take the gamble that Obama will give his team a pass.
Procter gamble has set up a “Home Away From Home” zone in Olympic Village specifically for Olympic moms.
The music made him half-mad, and then he had friends who taught him to gamble.
Nevertheless, Mr. Jannissary was prepared to gamble on John's future.
You can't dance down and drink down and gamble down and lust down a man like that.
You have come to gamble, and your gambling is attended by every form of intemperance and immorality.
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.).