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Russian roulette

noun
1.
a game of high risk in which each player in turn, using a revolver containing one bullet, spins the cylinder of the revolver, points the muzzle at the head, and pulls the trigger.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for Russian roulette

Russian roulette

noun
1.
a game of chance in which each player in turn spins the cylinder of a revolver loaded with only one cartridge and presses the trigger with the barrel against his own head
2.
any act which, if repeated several times, is likely to have disastrous consequences
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