risk life and limb


risk life and limb
to be put, or to put yourself, in physical danger

He has risked life and limb to bring us these news reports.

Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym
Main entry: life

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risk life and limb
: to do something that is very dangerous

They risked life and limb to pull the child from the river.

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Main Entry:life
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risk life and limb — see life, 1
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Main Entry:limb

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risk ˌlife and ˈlimb | risk your ˈneck idiom
to risk being killed or injured in order to do sth

She risked life and limb to save her children from the fire.

Main entry:riskidiom

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