Definition of bet the farm in English:
North American informal Risk everything that one owns on a bet, investment, or enterprise: this isn’t a great time to bet the farm on the Internet
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- There may be large practical differences between the candidates (true or false, we're betting the farm on it), but they disagree little on first principles.
- Secondly, we're kind of betting the farm on Tamiflu, and that's not a great idea.
- At the same time they've bet the farm on swiss-cheese treaties, the Europeans have pared their military spending to the point where the entire continent now has approximately the same force-projecting power as the Swiss navy.
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