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    Default took their chances

    I will assume that the booked berth relates to passenger ships where a person could book a berth. This meant that they had their name in the book and had a certain berth or place to sleep on the ship. Those who had not booked their berth took their chances.

    What does `took their chances' mean in this paragraph?

    Please explain it.

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    Default Re: took their chances

    They turned up at the dock and hoped they would be able to find a berth.

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