take a flier (to)

 Make a speculative investment in.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • take a flier — US informal : to do something that could have either good or bad results : to do something risky He took a flier in politics soon after getting his degree. often + on Investors have been unwilling to take a flier on [=to invest money in] such a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Take A Flier — The slang term for a decision to invest in highly speculative investments. When an investor is taking a flier, he or she is knowingly acquiring a high risk, speculative instrument that may end up with them taking a bath …   Investment dictionary

  • take a flier — To speculate on highly risky securities. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • take a flier — Fin to speculate (slang) …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • flier — [flī′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that flies; specif., an aviator ☆ 2. a bus, train, etc. that has a fast schedule 3. any step in a straight stairway ☆ 4. a small circular or handbill widely distributed ☆ 5. Informal a risky, sometimes reckless,… …   English World dictionary

  • flier — fli|er [ flaıər ] noun count ▸ 1 printed advertisement ▸ 2 aircraft pilot/passenger ▸ 3 animal etc. that flies ▸ 4 dangerous project ▸ 5 someone/something that can go fast ▸ 6 flying start 1. ) an announcement or advertisement that is printed on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flier — also flyer noun Date: 15th century 1. one that flies; specifically airman 2. a reckless or speculative venture usually used in the phrase take a flier 3. (usually flyer) an advertising circular …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • take chances — Synonyms and related words: brave, chance, chance it, court destruction, dare, defy danger, face up to, forget the odds, gamble, gamble on, hazard, play with fire, rely on fortune, risk, run a chance, run the chance, run the risk, set at hazard,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flier, take (come) a —  Fall down …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • gamble — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. chance, wager, risk. v. speculate, risk, bet. See gambling. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. chance, risk, crapshoot*; see bet , uncertainty 3 , venture . v. 1. [To play for money] Syn. game, wager, bet, play …   English dictionary for students

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