lady or tiger

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A pure gamble with highly divergent outcomes.

Etymology:

  • From the short story The Lady, or the Tiger by Frank R. Stockton, in which a condemned man is offered two doors, one of which leads to a beautiful woman and the other to a ferocious tiger.

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