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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    take a chance on the weather remaining fair

    take a chance on the weather remaining fair
    This is an example of using the idiom 'take a chance' from Webster's Third New International Dictionary.
    I understand the meaning of 'take a chance', but don't understand this sentense. Could you explain it to me ?

    Thanks!

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    Re: take a chance on the weather remaining fair

    Does that mean something like
    "You'd better take a chance while the weather remains fair / till the weather becomes bad" ?

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    Re: take a chance on the weather remaining fair

    To take a chance means to gamble or to assume a risk. If you were planning to go on a picnic but the weather threatened rain, if you decided to go anyway you would be taking a chance on the weather.

    Or to take a deeper example, many of us take a chance on love.

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    Re: take a chance on the weather remaining fair

    Thank you!

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