go for broke
go for broke
- risk everything and go for an all out effort
- try as hard as possible
- gamble everything you have
- try everything possible to achieve something
- Realizing that they would be out of the competition if they lost this match, the players went for broke.
- This is my last chance to achieve what I want. I am going to go for broke.
- If you really want to become a successful actor, go for broke. Give up everything else and focus only on your acting career.
- If you decide to go for broke, you can't be thinking about what will happen if you fail.
- Realizing that he was trailing in his campaign, the politician decided to go for broke and raked up sensitive and dodgy issues.
- The sportsman went for broke in his quest for a berth in the prestigious event.
The phrase originated in the Hawaiian Pidgin English. It is slang used in the game craps, which is dice game where a player makes wagers on the outcome of the roll of a dice. The phrase was used to mean to wager everything on a single roll of dice, thus, if the player lost, he would be broke, or bankrupt. It was also the motto of the Japanese-American military unit 442nd Infantry Regiment during the World War II. The phrase was popularized during this time.