Hedge your bets In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "Hedge your bets", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Lym Nguyen calendar 2020-08-18 11:08

Meaning of Hedge your bets

Hedge your bets informal verb phrase

Take two courses of action/ make one more choice at the same time to avoid or lessen the risk of potential losses; Support more than one side in a competition to avoid potential future loss. 

It is too risky to invest a large sum of money in an only bank because you never know what may happen. In this case, you should hedge your bets by investing it in at least two banks to minimize the risk of losing your money.

Alex hedged his bets to reduce the risk of being jobless by applying for various other jobs at the same time.

I don't want to lose the bet so I hedged my bets by supporting both teams in the match.

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Grammar and Usage of Hedge your bets

Verb Forms

  • Hedged your bets
  • Hedging your bets
  • To Hedge Your Bets
  • Hedges your bets

Origin of Hedge your bets

The verb "hedge" should be conjugated according to its tense.

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