To gamble on something 下賭注

Image caption Do you like to take chances?

今日短語

在什麼事情上下賭注在英語裏就是 gamble on something, 雖然很冒險,但下注者希望風險能帶來收益。

例句

Don't gamble on the weather being good for your party. I know you want a barbecue, but it could rain. I'd book a venue with a covered area.

I took a gamble on employing John, but it's turned out that he's great for our team.

請注意

英語裏的 to gamble something away 意思是全部賭光了,輸得一乾二淨。Away 表示全部丟失了。

Tina gambled all of her money away by playing the lottery.