crapshoot crapshoot  /ˈkræp ˌʃut/


  1. (n) a risky and uncertain venture
  2. (n) playing craps



  1. Requesting a particular song on Pandora, say, is always a crapshoot, but on Imeem you can immediately start listening to most any title you type in.
  2. Einstein could never accept that the universe was at its heart a cosmic crapshoot, so that today his papers on unified field theory seem hopelessly archaic.
  3. But survival was purely a crapshoot, with depressingly unfavorable odds.


  1. Matt Flynn Isn’t the First Unused Quarterback Traded to Start

    COMMENTARY | Criticize a leader's inexperience all you want, but the end-results are what will matter, and this holds true for NFL signal callers. Teams are increasingly willing to push unseasoned quarterbacks into the frying pan, although the science of unearthing a star is still a crapshoot, if the current league landscape is any inclination.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  2. 2013 MLB Draft Results: Teams That Drafted the Highest Upside in Early Rounds

    Every amateur draft is a crapshoot , but the MLB 's parlous version puts the NFL's and NBA's versions to shame. Bigger, longer and far less marketable to advertisers, the MLB Draft is the riskiest proposition because unlike other leagues, it allows for high school players to be selected. The infusion of  prospects makes baseball scouting more difficult and more important at the same time. These ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "Don't get me wrong, I'm pulling for you, man," Ferrell said. "But this whole thing's a crapshoot at best."
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Will Ferrell Source: E! Online

  2. Heigl says she doesn't have any "grand illusions about marriage. I think it's a crapshoot. The odds are really bad, especially in this town. But I have a lot of faith in Josh, and I wanted to have that one day when I stand in front of my friends and...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Katherine Heigl Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  3. "We've missed out on opportunities," Bowyer said. "We've had 'em. Seems like at the end of these races, it's a crapshoot on whether to take two, no tires, four tires, what's going to win the race. We just haven't been able to find that right...
    on Apr 30, 2010 By: Clint Bowyer Source:

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