lucky dip

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lucky dip
 
n
1.  a barrel or box filled with sawdust and small prizes for which children search
2.  informal an undertaking of uncertain outcome

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lucky dip

noun
1. a game in which prizes (e.g., candies or coins) are concealed in a container and for a small sum a player can draw one out at random 
2. a selection or decision purely at random; "their system of hiring people seemed to be a sort of lucky dip" 
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