risk your neck


risk your neck
risk your life/​neck phrase
to do something very dangerous, especially something that could injure or kill you

The officer risked his life to save the drowning man.

Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym
Main entry: risk

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risk your neck
: to do something that puts you in danger of serious injury or death

I would never risk my neck on a sport like skydiving.

News reporters often risk their necks by working in war zones.

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Main Entry:neck

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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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • risk your neck — risk (your) neck to do something dangerous. We risked our necks to rescue you and all you can say is “Gee whiz”? …   New idioms dictionary

  • risk your life — risk your life/​neck phrase to do something very dangerous, especially something that could injure or kill you The officer risked his life to save the drowning man. Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym Main entry: risk …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick your neck out — to do or say something you think is important even though it may have bad results He s not afraid to stick his neck out to help people he thinks are being mistreated. I respect my boss because she will stick her neck out against unfair policies …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick your neck out — If you stick you neck out, you take a risk because you believe in something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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

  • 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 neck on the block — lay your head/neck on the block ► to risk a bad thing happening to you, for example getting a bad reputation, by doing something or helping someone: »Agency executives willing to lay their heads on the block in a pure results driven agreement… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • stick your neck out —    If you stick you neck out, you take a risk because you believe in something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • risk life and limb — risk/sacrifice/life and limb phrase 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 …   Useful english dictionary


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