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一か八か, いちかばちか

  • ichikabachika

Definition

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'

  • sink or swim
  • high-stakes
  • desperate

Examples of 一か八か,いちかばちか in a Sentence

正直ところ、それはいちかばちか
Honestly, it's all or nothing.
You'll make a fortune by taking a chance.
She took the risk, knowing that she might lose a lot of money.
You should have taken a chance then.
一か八か挑戦受けてみた。
I took a chance and accepted his challenge.
He said he was going to take a risk.
Anyway, I'll take a chance.

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