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calculated risk

noun [C] uk   us  
a risk that you consider worth taking because the result, if it is successful, will be so good: The director took a calculated risk in giving the film's main role to an unknown actor.
Translations of “calculated risk”
in Chinese (Traditional) 值得冒的風險…
in Chinese (Simplified) 值得冒的风险…
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