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calculated risk

noun [C]    
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 calculated risks. In an economic climate where starting even one business is a calculated risk, she has created and managed several businesses successfully.
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