hedge your bets

hedge your bets
hedge (your) bets to protect yourself against making the wrong choice.

Forecasters were hedging their bets about the storm, saying that it could bring lots of snow, or it could head away from us.


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  • hedge your bets — phrase to organize a situation so that you have several choices available to you, in order to increase your chances of success People are evidently hedging their bets, looking to the future but not yet prepared to give up the past. Thesaurus: to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hedge your bets — ► to reduce the risk of failure or of losing money by making sure that you can choose between different possibilities: »Some business leaders hedged their bets by donating money to both parties. »Futures contracts allow companies in the nuclear… …   Financial and business terms

  • hedge your bets — If you hedge your bets, you don t risk everything on one opportunity, but try more than one thing …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hedge your bets —    If you hedge your bets, you don t risk everything on one opportunity, but try more than one thing.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • hedge your bets — bet safely, bet on two or more horses etc.    If you hedge your bets, you have a better chance of winning …   English idioms

  • Hedge your bets —   If you hedge your bets, you don t risk everything on one opportunity, but try more than one thing …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • hedge your bets — to organize a situation so that you have several choices available to you, in order to increase your chances of success People are evidently hedging their bets, looking to the future but not yet prepared to give up the past …   English dictionary

  • hedge bets — hedge (your) bets to protect yourself against making the wrong choice. Forecasters were hedging their bets about the storm, saying that it could bring lots of snow, or it could head away from us …   New idioms dictionary

  • Hedge — A transaction that reduces the risk of an investment. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. hedge hedge 1 [hedʒ] noun [countable] FINANCE something that gives you protection against a financial risk, for example futures (= agreements… …   Financial and business terms

  • hedge — (1) Verb To reduce risk or behavior that reduces risk from future price movements. (2) Noun A transaction undertaken to reduce risk by offsetting the risk in another transaction. The risk in one position is hedged by counterbalancing it with the… …   Financial and business terms

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