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Russian roulette

  
1       n-uncount   If you say that someone is playing Russian roulette, or that what they are doing is like playing Russian roulette, you mean that what they are doing is very dangerous because it involves unpredictable risks.  
You are playing Russian roulette every time you have unprotected sex.     
2       n-uncount   If someone plays Russian roulette, they fire a gun with only one bullet at their head without knowing whether it will shoot them.  
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Russian     ( Russians    plural  )
1       adj   Russian means belonging or relating to Russia, or to its people, language, or culture.  
...the Russian parliament.     
2       n-count   A Russian is a Russian citizen, or a person of Russian origin.  
Three-quarters of Russians live in cities.     


Russian doll        ( Russian dolls    plural  ) A Russian doll is a hollow wooden doll that is made in two halves. Inside it are a series of similar wooden dolls, each smaller than the last, placed one inside the other.      n-count  
Russian roulette  
1       n-uncount   If you say that someone is playing Russian roulette, or that what they are doing is like playing Russian roulette, you mean that what they are doing is very dangerous because it involves unpredictable risks.  
You are playing Russian roulette every time you have unprotected sex.     
2       n-uncount   If someone plays Russian roulette, they fire a gun with only one bullet at their head without knowing whether it will shoot them.  

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