Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a leap (of faith/in the dark)

a leap of faitha leap in the dark
1) do something without being sure if it is right or will succeed
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    • take a leap of faith and trust someone
  • Analysis
    A 'leap of faith' can be an action based purely on instinct or intuition, where you don't know what the outcome will be. When you take a 'leap of faith', or a 'leap in the dark', you take a risk based solely on your belief in a positive outcome.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I took a leap in the dark when I moved abroad last year. I wish I had thought it out more because the first few months were very difficult.
    2. It was a complete leap of faith to start my own company but I got a lot of support along the way.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. It was a big leap of faith for me to quit my steady job and chase my dream of becoming an artist. Luckily it paid off in the end!
    2. Promoting someone as inexperienced as Lisa to a management position is a leap of faith on my part, but I think she has enormous potential.
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