English idioms related to Danger

English idioms related to Danger - Taking Too Much Risk

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too close / near for comfort
phrase
in a distance so short that may cause danger, problems, or annoyance
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to do or die
phrase
to put in great effort and take great risks to succeed or to fail trying
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to go for broke
phrase
to put everything at risk in order to achieve a particular goal
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out on a limb
phrase
in a situation that involves a lot of risk and little support or evidence, especially one that arouses negative reactions in others
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to risk / sacrifice life and limb
phrase
to do something that has the risk of death or serious injury
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to stick one's neck out
phrase
to say or do a thing that can put one in trouble or danger
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to walk / skate / tread on thin ice
phrase
to be doing something that may get one into serious trouble or danger at any moment
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to take one's life into one's (own) hands
phrase
to do something so risky that a person may lose their life because of it
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at one's own risk
phrase
by accepting the responsibility for all potential dangers and risks involved
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to up / raise the ante
phrase
to add to the risks or demands of a competition, dispute, etc. that will lead to either more benefits or losses
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to lay down one's life
phrase
to sacrifice one's life so that someone or something can continue to exist
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to dice with death
phrase
to take great risks that could result in one's own death
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