a stab in the dark

a guess or attempt that is not based on knowledge or experience and is very likely to be wrong or to fail

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  • stab in the dark — {n. phr.} A random attempt or guess at something without previous experience or knowledge of the subject. * / You re asking me who could have hidden grandpa s will, Fred said. I really have no idea, but let me make a stab in the dark I think my… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stab in the dark — {n. phr.} A random attempt or guess at something without previous experience or knowledge of the subject. * / You re asking me who could have hidden grandpa s will, Fred said. I really have no idea, but let me make a stab in the dark I think my… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stab\ in\ the\ dark — n. phr. A random attempt or guess at something without previous experience or knowledge of the subject. You re asking me who could have hidden grandpa s will, Fred said. I really have no idea, but let me make a stab in the dark I think my sister… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stab in the dark — wild guess, random guess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a stab in the dark — A random guess • • • Main Entry: ↑stab * * * see dark * * * a stab in the dark 1 : a guess that is based on very little or no information or evidence They don t really know how much the work will cost. They re just taking a stab [=shot] in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) stab in the dark — a stab in the dark phrase a guess or attempt that is not based on knowledge or experience and is very likely to be wrong or to fail Thesaurus: guesses and estimatessynonym Main entry: stab * * * a shot/stab in the ˈdark idiom a guess; sth you do… …   Useful english dictionary

  • A Stab In The Dark — was a British television programme of topical monologues and discussion screened on Channel 4 in 1992.It was hosted by comedian David Baddiel, journalist and future Conservative MP Michael Gove and critic and television presenter Tracey… …   Wikipedia

  • a stab in the dark — ► a shot (or stab) in the dark a wild guess. Main Entry: ↑dark …   English terms dictionary

  • a shot (or stab) in the dark — a mere guess. → dark …   English new terms dictionary

  • The Dark Side of the Sun — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Dark Side of the Sun Originaltitel: The Dark Side of the Sun Produktionsland: USA, Kanada, Jugoslawien Erscheinungsjahr: 1988/1997 Länge: 97 Minuten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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