hedge bets

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.


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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 — [hej] n. [ME hegge < OE hecg, akin to Ger hecke < IE base * kagh , wickerwork, wickerwork pen > ON heggr, L caulae, sheepfold: basic sense “woven fence, enclosure”] 1. a row of closely planted shrubs, bushes, or trees forming a boundary… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — ► NOUN 1) a fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs. 2) a contract entered into or asset held as a protection against possible financial loss. 3) a word or phrase used to allow for additional possibilities or to avoid over… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • hedge one's bets — ► hedge one s bets avoid committing oneself when faced with a difficult choice. Main Entry: ↑hedge …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — [[t]he̱ʤ[/t]] hedges, hedging, hedged 1) N COUNT A hedge is a row of bushes or small trees, usually along the edge of a garden, field, or road. 2) VERB If you hedge against something unpleasant or unwanted that might affect you, especially losing …   English dictionary

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