Saturday, November 07, 2015

Phrase of the day: take a flyer

The phrase of the day is take a flyer:

chiefly North American 
Take a chance.

"Barbados, full of sugar plantations, was crowded.  Some of its English inhabitants, looking to acquire land, decided to take a flyer on Carolina."

 - Charles Mann, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

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