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Strike out

DEFINITION

A.) Fail in an attempt. “He asked for a raise, but struck out.” (Compare to  Call it quits, Cash in your chips, Hang it  up or Throw in the towel.)

B.) Chart a new course. “She quit her job to strike out on her own and start a business.”

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