hedge your bets Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “hedge your bets” in the English Dictionary

"hedge your bets" in British English

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hedge your bets

to ​protect yourself against ​loss by ​supporting more than one ​possibleresult or both ​sides in a ​competition: They're ​hedgingtheirbets and ​keeping up ​contacts with both ​companies.
(Definition of hedge your bets from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hedge your bets" in American English

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hedge your bets

to ​protect yourself against making the ​wrongchoice: The ​weatherforecasters were ​hedgingtheirbets, saying the ​storm might come into ​land or go out to ​sea.
(Definition of hedge your bets from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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