- to take a great risk in the hope of a great gain
Other Word Forms of Marble
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Marble
- go for all the marbles
Origin of Marble
From Anglo-Norman and Old French marbre, from Latin marmor, from Ancient Greek μάρμαρος (marmaros), perhaps related to μαρμάρεος (marmareos, “gleaming"). Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced Old English marma, which had previously been borrowed from Latin.
Middle English marbre, marble from Old French marbre from Latin marmor from Greek marmaros of unknown origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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