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A daring step or enterprise whose consequences are unpredictable:‘I had taken quite a step—a leap in the dark, in fact’
- ‘All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.’
- ‘The proposed re-denomination looks like a leap in the dark, and an exercise in futility that the nation can ill afford now.’
- ‘But it's not merely a leap in the dark.’
- ‘But the plan does seem like a leap in the dark - radical measures taken because they might work, not because there is solid reason to believe that they will work.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.