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Definition of Russian roulette noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    Russian roulette

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  1. 1a dangerous game in which a person shoots at their own head with a gun that contains a bullet in only one of its chambers, so that the person does not know if the gun will fire or not
  2. 2(figurative) The airline was accused of playing Russian roulette with passenger safety.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Russian roulette