hedge one's bets



hedge one's bets (third-person singular simple present hedges one's bets, present participle hedging one's bets, simple past and past participle hedged one's bets)

  1. (bookmaking) To place bets with a third party in order to offset potential losses.
  2. (idiomatic) To reduce the risk of making a mistake, by keeping one's options open.

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Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 21:29