put your neck on the block


put your neck 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

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  • 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

  • put your head 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) 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • neck — [[t]ne̱k[/t]] ♦♦♦ necks, necking, necked 1) N COUNT: usu poss N Your neck is the part of your body which joins your head to the rest of your body. She threw her arms round his neck and hugged him warmly... He was short and stocky, and had a thick …   English dictionary

  • block — Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bonds held or traded. As a rule of thumb, 10,000 shares or more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary A large amount of shares …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 — 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

  • block — block1 [ blak ] noun count *** ▸ 1 piece of wood/stone etc. ▸ 2 distance along street ▸ 3 amount/quantity of something ▸ 4 period of time ▸ 5 (large) building ▸ 6 at start of race ▸ 7 something that stops movement ▸ 8 something that stops action… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English