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English definition of “chance your arm”

chance your arm

to take a risk in order to get something that you want: Aren't you chancing your arm a bit giving up a secure job to start up a business?
(Definition of chance your arm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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