Words of the Week – roll the dice

roll the dice
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To roll the dice means to assume a risk by taking action. It is often said in business that the greater the risk, the higher the potential reward. If an opportunity for tremendous gain presents itself, a manager might say, “Let’s roll the dice and start this project. If it works, our stock price will definitely increase, and our bonuses will be twice what they were last year!”

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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  1. Roll the Dice. I really like this phrase and have been using it as an expression of positive reinforcement after a decision is made. Sort of like a ‘high five’ slap, but with the hand motion of rolling the dice!!

    Good one.

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