Where Did the Phrase “Go For Broke” Come From and What Does the Saying Mean?

“Go for broke” came from the world of professional gambling and is over one hundred years old.

It means to risk everything, no matter what the outcome.

“Go for broke” was the motto of the segregated Japanese-American volunteers of the 442nd Battalion during the Second World War.

At first considered enemy aliens, these soldiers fought so well that they became the most decorated unit in American military history.