calculated risk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"calculated risk" in British English

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calculated risknoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​risk that you ​considerworth taking because the ​result, if it is ​successful, will be so good: The ​director took a ​calculatedrisk in giving the film's ​mainrole to an ​unknownactor.
(Definition of calculated risk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calculated risk" in Business English

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calculated risknoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​risk that you consider is ​worth taking because the ​result, if it is ​successful, will be very good: It is scary, but ​investing is all about spotting ​potential and taking ​calculatedrisks. In an ​economicclimate where ​startingeven one ​business is a ​calculatedrisk, she has ​created and ​managed several ​businesses successfully.
(Definition of calculated risk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “calculated risk”
in Chinese (Simplified) 值得冒的风险…
in Chinese (Traditional) 值得冒的風險…
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