put your head on the block


put your head on the block
to take a risk by doing or saying something that might damage your reputation, make people criticize you etc
Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym
Main entry: block

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put/lay your head/neck on the block idiom
to risk losing your job, damaging your reputation, etc. by doing or saying sth

It's not a matter that I'm prepared to put my head on the block for.

Main entry:blockidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • put (your) head on the block — put (your) head/neck on the block to risk doing something which will make other people lose their good opinion of you if it fails. He put his head on the block by promising his team wouldn t lose any more matches this year. I m not going to put… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put your neck on the block — put your head/neck/on the block phrase to take a risk by doing or saying something that might damage your reputation, make people criticize you etc Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym Main entry: block * * * put/lay your he …   Useful english dictionary

  • put (your) neck on the block — put (your) head/neck on the block to risk doing something which will make other people lose their good opinion of you if it fails. He put his head on the block by promising his team wouldn t lose any more matches this year. I m not going to put… …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay your head on the block — put/lay your head/neck on the block idiom to risk losing your job, damaging your reputation, etc. by doing or saying sth • It s not a matter that I m prepared to put my head on the block for. Main entry: ↑blockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put head on the block —    If you put yourself in a dangerous situation where you risk losing your job or your reputation if things go wrong, you put your head on the block.     Jenny asked me to recommend her son for the job, but I m not putting my head on the block… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lay your neck on the block — put/lay your head/neck on the block idiom to risk losing your job, damaging your reputation, etc. by doing or saying sth • It s not a matter that I m prepared to put my head on the block for. Main entry: ↑blockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • block — 1 noun (C) 1 SOLID MASS a solid mass of hard material such as wood or stone with straight sides (+ of): a block of ice 2 STREET/STREETS a) AmE the distance along a city street from where one street crosses it to the next: It s three blocks to the …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • block — block1 W2S2 [blɔk US bla:k] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(solid material)¦ 2¦(streets/area)¦ 3¦(large building)¦ 4¦(quantity of things)¦ 5 block booking/voting 6¦(inability to think)¦ 7¦(stopping movement)¦ 8¦(punishment)¦ 9 put your he …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • block — [[t]blɒ̱k[/t]] ♦♦ blocks, blocking, blocked 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n A block of flats or offices is a large building containing them. ...blocks of council flats. ...a white painted apartment block. 2) N COUNT A block in a town is an… …   English dictionary

  • block — I UK [blɒk] / US [blɑk] noun [countable] Word forms block : singular block plural blocks *** 1) a) a large building with a lot of different levels There s a flat available in the block where I live. an apartment/office/high rise block block of… …   English dictionary