take your life in your hands


take your life in your hands
take your life in your ˈhands idiom
to risk being killed

You take your life in your hands just crossing the road here.

Main entry:lifeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take (your) life in (your) hands — to do something very dangerous. I think you take your life in your hands every time you get on a plane …   New idioms dictionary

  • take (your) life in (your) hands — take (your) life in/into (your) hands to do something dangerous. I m sure this elevator isn t properly maintained. I feel as though I m taking my life into my hands every time I go in it …   New idioms dictionary

  • take (your) life into (your) hands — take (your) life in/into (your) hands to do something dangerous. I m sure this elevator isn t properly maintained. I feel as though I m taking my life into my hands every time I go in it …   New idioms dictionary

  • take (your) life —    to kill yourself    As distinct from take life in your hands, to risk your life rashly, or just take life as it comes, to live in a casual way:     Beautiful Young Society Matron Takes Life in Plunge. (Mailer, 1965 headline relating to a… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • My Destiny In Your Hands — Theatrical release poster Directed by Jose Mojica Marins Produced by Augusto Pereira Leonardo Russo …   Wikipedia

  • life — W1S1 [laıf] n plural lives [laıvz] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time somebody is alive)¦ 2¦(state of being alive)¦ 3¦(way somebody lives)¦ 4¦(particular situation/job)¦ 5 social/personal/sex etc life 6¦(human existence)¦ 7¦(time when something exists/works)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • life — [ laıf ] (plural lives [ laıvz ] ) noun *** ▸ 1 time from birth to death ▸ 2 way of living, experience ▸ 3 state of being alive ▸ 4 living things ▸ 5 time something exists/lasts ▸ 6 activity/excitement ▸ 7 in games ▸ 8 life imprisonment ▸ +… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • life — /laIf/ noun plural lives /laIvz/ PERIOD OF LIVING 1 (C, U) the period between a person s birth and death during which they are alive: Learning goes on throughout life. | You have your whole life ahead of you. | in your life: I d never seen the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • life — n. 1) to lead a life (to lead a busy life) 2) to prolong; save a life 3) to devote one s life (to smt.) 4) to spend one s life (doing smt.) 5) to give, lay down, sacrifice; risk one s life 6) to claim, snuff out, take a life (she took her own… …   Combinatory dictionary


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