Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

throw of the dart

throw of the dart
1) something attempted without clear planning or any certainty of success
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    • there was no clear strategy, it was just a throw of the dart
  • Analysis
    Something which is ‘a throw of the dart’ is a chance or risk taken without any assurance of success or positive results. Similar in meaning to ‘a roll of the dice’ or ‘a shot in the dark’.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I didn't really expect anything to come of applying for the job, it was just a random throw of the dart that worked out in my favour.
    2. We weren't sure if our decision to host a conference was a good idea - so our success was really a result of a throw of the dart.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Competing in the baking competition is always a throw of the dart. I really didn't expect to win.
    2. When you buy pharmaceuticals online it's a throw of the dart. You can't be sure they are what was advertised.

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