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Definition of leap of faith in English:


An act of believing in or attempting something whose existence or outcome cannot be proved or known: anyone investing in new media today has to make a leap of faith taking a leap of faith is something every entrepreneur must do to uproot these children now requires a leap of faith
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  • Two years ago, Smith gave up a good job, the only job he had ever had, and took a leap of faith.
  • Anyone investing in new media has to make a leap of faith.
  • Policy differences apart, the appointment was always going to be a leap of faith for both men.


Mid 19th century: translation of medieval Latin saltus fidei.

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