to go for broke

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - go for broke

"to go for broke"

to choose to risk everything and try as hard as possible to achieve something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go for broke

Two business partners are talking ...

Partner 1:  Well, we've invested almost all our money and we still need to invest more in order to run a viable business.

Partner 2:  I say we go for broke and put the rest of the money in.

Partner 1:  That is a huge risk.  If we aren't successful, we'll have to declare bankruptcy.

Partner 2:  Go big or go home!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - go for broke

Two teachers are talking ...

Teacher 1:  What do you think about the controversy around healthy snacks and drinks in the vending machines?

Teacher 2:  I think the school board should go for broke and just make it a rule.

Teacher 1:  And risk the anger of parents and students, not to mention the sponsorship income from the vending machine companies?

Teacher 2:  You either believe in something or you don't. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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to go for broke - Gerund Form:

Going for broke, I took the risk and asked the pretty girl for a date.

to go for broke - Examples:

1)  New startups build from scratch, and go for broke. Many end that way, but a chosen few do make lots of money.

2)  They played the game with the same approach. The go for broke, find it, hit it again, no shot is too difficult approach.

3)  ... who have time to make up for financial failures, if boomers' go for broke', well, that's exactly where they might end up.

4)  It was clearly just a go for broke effort to really jump start an ailing franchise that just so happened to pay off ...

5)  There's nothing more to lose and we just have to go for broke tomorrow night.

6)  I think we should go for broke and have an ultra offensive team, a high intensity game running at Milan from ...

7)  Rather than tone it down with pastels, she has decided to go for broke, introducing masses of intense colour in vivid fairground shades.

8)  It needs hard racing, it needs people that go for broke, try to win races and put it all out there on the line.

9)  He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7 day/50 pound loss program.

10)  I think they are willing to risk it and go for broke for a long term goal.

11)  Let them spend all day going for broke. no interferences, no priority, no nothing. let 'em just go crazy.

12)  ... it's an opportunity to fine tune for upcoming marathons, while going for broke trying to win $21,000 in prize money up for grabs.

13)  ... a new record for leaving decorations up. Next year I am going for broke and waiting until the weekend after the Superbowl to take them down.

14)  It's the work of an author going for broke, putting everything on the line to write the book of his life.

15)  I really feel like he was extremely aggressive and had that mindset of going for broke.

16)  But, like so many players, he went for broke trying to get fit as fast as he could.

17)  So when the war toppled Lyndon Johnson, Nixon went for broke and invaded neighbouring Cambodia to try and stem the tide of the Ho Chi Minh ...

18)  ... but in fact a closed trade area in many respects, so we went for broke in financial services to pay for all the goodies.

19)  Smelling blood, Marquez went for broke and had Viloria nearly out on his feet. He pummeled the Filipino fighter all ...

20)  I went for broke. Often we fail because we set goals that are too ambitious, which we ...