Definition of 一か八か

いちかばちかichikabachika

expression / ~の noun:

  • sink or swim; all or nothing; hit or miss; make or break

Example Sentences

彼女kanojoha多額tagakunokinwo失うushinauかもしれないkamoshirenaito承知shouchinouede一か八か一ka八kaやってみたyattemita
She took the risk, knowing that she might lose a lot of money.
kareha一かばちか一kabachikaやってみるyattemiruつもりtsumoriですdesutoいったitta
He said he was going to take a risk.
正直なshoujikinaところtokoroそれsorehaいちかばちかichikabachikada
Honestly, it's all or nothing.
watashiha一か八か一ka八ka彼のkareno挑戦chousenwo受けてuketeみたmita
I took a chance and accepted his challenge.
kimihaあのanoときtoki一か八か一ka八kaやってみるyattemiruべきbekiだったdattaのにnoni
You should have taken a chance then.

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