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synonyms for hedge one's bets

  • avoid risk
  • be on the safe side
  • take no chances
  • take precautions
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How to use hedge one's bets in a sentence

Where there is no hedge, the possession shall be spoiled: and where there is no wife, he mourneth that is in want.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be wasted: I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
We cut over the fields at the back with him between usstraight as the crow fliesthrough hedge and ditch.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Into the houses, and behind every garden fence and hedge, the retreating Federals gathered.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
They crashed against Sir Edward Bruce's division, which received them 'like a dense hedge' or 'wood.'
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
In the gardens we found a large blue hydrangea very common: the fuschia is the usual hedge.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
This lonely hill to me was ever dear,This hedge, which shuts from view so large a partOf the remote horizon.
THE POEMS OF GIACOMO LEOPARDIGIACOMO LEOPARDI
Godolphin was there, looking after his horses and his bets, and probably went away a richer man than he came.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Smart would trot off so that the sheep should not see him, and in a short time would peep over or through the hedge.
THE NURSERY, JANUARY 1873, VOL. XIII.VARIOUS
She would stand behind a boulder or a hedge, and would watch him while he laboured in the field.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HEDGE ONE'S BETS

  • avoid risk
  • be on the safe side
  • hedge one's bets
  • take no chances
  • take precautions
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.