Russian roulette,” as Scarth observes, “is not a game that volcanoes usually lose.
A tax increase at the start of a recession is playing Russian roulette with all chambers loaded.
He says Mattel is “playing Russian roulette” with its marketing of the new doll.
For those patients, getting treated at Rose was like inadvertently playing a game of Russian roulette.
He also ran roulette Records and golfed on occasion with Sammy Davis, Jr.
By its means we shall be able to win an enormous sum of money at roulette.
In the casino a crowd is gathering round the roulette wheel.
Charity consumes a saint's purse, as roulette consumes the possessions of a gambler, quite gradually.
It made him think of the run of red that sometimes followed a run of black at roulette.
Now crimes do not run in series, like the numbers in roulette at Monte Carlo.
1734, "small wheel," from French roulette "gambling game played with a revolving wheel," literally "small wheel," from Old French roelete "little wheel" (12c.), formed on model of Late Latin rotella, diminutive of Latin rota "wheel" (see rotary). The game of chance so-called from 1745.