put one's head on the block


put one's head on the block
put one's head on the block (informal)
To stick one's neck out, run the risk of censure, etc
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put (or lay) one's head (or neck) on the block
informal put one's standing or reputation at risk by proceeding with a particular course of action
Origin:
with reference to the executioner's block

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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