Idioms

calculated risk
an action that may fail but has a good chance to succeed
The company took a calculated risk when they opened a new store in a very quiet area.
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  • call (someone or something) into question or call into question (someone or something)
  • call (someone) names
  • call (someone) on the carpet
  • call (someone`s) bluff
  • call a meeting
  • call a meeting to order
  • call a spade a spade
  • call for (someone or something)
  • call for (someone)
  • call in (someone) or call (someone) in
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  • get one's head above water
  • turn (something) to good account
  • gain ground
  • unearthly hour
  • well up in years
  • muscle in on (someone or something)
  • gone but not forgotten
  • blow one`s own horn
  • hold down a job
  • face the music

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