take the plunge

This page is about the idiom take the plunge


If you take the plunge, you decide to do something you really want to do even though it's risky and possibly dangerous.

For example

  • I'd always wanted to be a writer, so when I was thirty I took the plunge. I quit my nine-to-five job and worked full-time on my novel instead.

  • Bill decided to take the plunge and put all his money into the stock market - just before the market crashed. Now he wishes he'd left it in the bank.

Quick Quiz

Monique has decided to take the plunge and

a. keep her job for a while

b. start up her own business

c. put all her money in the bank

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Contributor: Matt Errey