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English definition of “take the plunge”

take the plunge

C2 to make a decision to do something, especially after thinking about it for a long time: They're finally taking the plunge and getting married.Decisions and deciding
(Definition of take the plunge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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