Idiom:  risk one’s neck


Idiom:  risk one’s neck

  • to do something risky or dangerous

Example sentences

— Why would you risk your neck trying to impress that girl?

— Please get down from that chair and get a ladder—you’re risking your neck trying to hang the lights that way.

— When you drive drunk you’re not only risking your own neck but you also could hurt someone else.

— Our daughter is a gymnast and risks her neck doing difficult balance beam routines.

— Now that you're a father you need to think carefully about risking your neck with your motorcycle tricks.

— The pilot risked our necks with the flight path he chose.

— You're really risking your neck living without health insurance.

— Sorry but I'd never risk my neck going down a double black diamond ski slope. 

— I risked my neck driving through the ice storm to get here and you don't even appreciate it.

— Healthcare workers are risking their necks every day to care for people stricken with the Coronavirus and yet there are so many people won't even wear a mask.


  • live on the edge
  • flirt with danger / disaster
  • sacrifice / risk life and limb
  • live dangerously
  • run the risk (of something)
  • put one's neck on the line
  • up the ante

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