bet the farm

Bet the farm
If you bet the farm, you risk everything on something you think will succeed.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • bet the farm — phrase to be certain that something will happen or bring you success, especially when this makes you spend all your money on it Don’t bet the farm on your business being successful in the first year. Thesaurus: to gamble moneysynonym to be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bet the farm — bet the farm/ranch US INFORMAL ► to risk a lot of money on something that may happen in the future: »I hope we attract lots of customers because we ve bet the ranch on this place. Main Entry: ↑bet …   Financial and business terms

  • bet the farm — bet the farm/ranch American to spend almost all the money you have on something that you think might bring you success. TV networks are obviously willing to bet the ranch on special sports events they paid millions to broadcast the Olympics.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bet the farm — to risk everything you have because you are certain of something. No matter how confident you are in the future, you should never bet the farm on one idea …   New idioms dictionary

  • bet the farm — to be certain that something will happen or bring you success, especially when this makes you spend all your money on it Don t bet the farm on your business being successful in the first year …   English dictionary

  • bet the farm (to) —  Risk everything.  ► “Derivatives are designed to help companies reduce or hedge market risk exposure. Nonetheless, these financial instruments also offer companies enticing opportunities to bet the farm on which way the market winds will blow… …   American business jargon

  • bet the farm — verb To be absolutely certain, to have no doubts Id be surprised if those two are dating come Christmas, but Im not betting the farm on a breakup just yet. Syn: bet your bottom dollar …   Wiktionary

  • bet the farm/ranch — US INFORMAL ► to risk a lot of money on something that may happen in the future: »I hope we attract lots of customers because we ve bet the ranch on this place. Main Entry: ↑bet …   Financial and business terms

  • bet the ranch — bet the farm/ranch US INFORMAL ► to risk a lot of money on something that may happen in the future: »I hope we attract lots of customers because we ve bet the ranch on this place. Main Entry: ↑bet …   Financial and business terms

  • bet the ranch — bet the farm/ranch American to spend almost all the money you have on something that you think might bring you success. TV networks are obviously willing to bet the ranch on special sports events they paid millions to broadcast the Olympics.… …   New idioms dictionary

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