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Danger - Posing a Risk

Explore English idioms that relate to posing a risk with examples like "a roll of the dice" and "swim with sharks".

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English idioms related to Danger
to walk a tightrope

to be in a situation where one has to be careful about every decision they make because even one mistake can pose a great risk

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a roll of the dice

used for referring to a risky action that may fail or succeed

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house of cards

a situation, plan, system, etc. that is not stable enough to continue succeeding and can easily fail or get out of control

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thrills and spills

the kind of excitement that comes from engaging in activities that are dangerous

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dangerous ground

a situation in which someone's words or actions must be chosen carefully or else they may cause serious problems

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to hang by a thread

to be in a state or situation so critical that even a minor mistake can lead to a failure or disaster

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in the fast lane

in a way that involves danger yet is full of excitement and adventure

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touch and go

involving risk and uncertainty

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on a razor's edge

in a very critical situation where the outcome is uncertain and any sort of mistake can lead to serious consequences

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on a knife-edge

in a very dangerous or difficult situation in which a small change can lead to a failure

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bear garden

a place or situation marked by confusion or chaos

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to lie in wait

to secretly wait for the right time to catch or attack an enemy or prey

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leap of faith

an action that involves taking the risk to believe or trust something that may not be true or reliable

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to lay sth on the line

to put something valuable or important at risk, often with the intention of assisting or helping someone

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to run the risk of sth

to be in or to get oneself into a situation that may result in an unpleasant or dangerous outcome

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in harm's way

in a situation where there is potential danger or risk to one's safety or well-being

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to swim with sharks

to be involved with very dangerous or cunning people

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to spell disaster

to predict a severe, harmful or catastrophic event or outcome

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