to walk / tread a tightrope
/wˈɔːk ɔːɹ tɹˈɛd ɐ tˈaɪtɹoʊp/
to be in a situation where a person has to be careful about every decision they make because even one mistake can pose a great risk
a roll of the dice
/ɐ ɹˈoʊl ʌvðə dˈaɪs/
used for referring to a risky action that may fail or succeed
house of cards
/hˈaʊs ʌv kˈɑːɹdz/
a situation, plan, system, etc. that is not stable enough to continue succeeding and can easily fail or get out of control
thrills and spills / chills
/θɹˈɪlz ænd spˈɪlz tʃˈɪlz/
the kind of excitement that comes from engaging in activities that are dangerous
dangerous ground / territory
/dˈeɪndʒɚɹəs ɡɹˈaʊnd tˈɛɹɪtˌoːɹi/
a situation in which someone's words or actions must be chosen carefully or else they may cause serious problems
to hang by a thread / hair
/hˈæŋ baɪ ɐ θɹˈɛd hˈɛɹ/
to be in a state or situation so critical that even a minor mistake can lead to a failure or disaster
in the fast lane
/ɪnðə fˈæst lˈeɪn/
in a way that involves danger yet is full of excitement and adventure
touch and go
/tˈʌtʃ ænd ɡˈoʊ/
involving risk and uncertainty
on a razor's edge
/ˌɑːn ɐ ɹˈeɪzɚz ˈɛdʒ/
to be in a very critical state in a way that any mistake can put one in danger
on a knife-edge
/ˌɑːn ɐ nˈaɪfˈɛdʒ/
in a very dangerous or difficult situation in which a small change can lead to either success or failure
bear garden
/bˈɛɹ ɡˈɑːɹdən/
a place or situation marked by confusion or chaos
to lie in wait
/lˈaɪ ɪn wˈeɪt/
to secretly wait for the right time to catch or attack an enemy or prey
leap of faith
/lˈiːp ʌv fˈeɪθ/
an action that involves taking the risk to believe or trust something that may not be true or reliable
to lay sb/sth on the line
/lˈeɪ ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ɑːnðə lˈaɪn/
to put something valuable or important at risk, often with the intention of assisting or helping someone
to run the risk of sth
/ɹˈʌn ðə ɹˈɪsk ʌv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to be in or to get oneself into a situation that may result in an unpleasant or dangerous outcome
no-go area
/nˈoʊɡˌoʊ ˈɛɹiə/
a potentially dangerous area that people are not allowed to go in
in harm's way
/ɪn hˈɑːɹmz wˈeɪ/
in a situation where there is potential danger or risk to one's safety or well-being
to swim with sharks
/swˈɪm wɪð ʃˈɑːɹks/
to be involved with very dangerous or cunning people
to spell disaster
/spˈɛl dˌɪsˈæstɚ/
to predict a severe, harmful or catastrophic event or outcome
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