dance with death

dance with death

Fig. to attempt to do something that is very risky. The crossing of the border into enemy territory was like dancing with death. You are dancing with death in your effort to cross that narrow ledge.
See also: dance, death
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Let's hope this dance with death isn't the end for Panda Bear.
The backdrop changed depending on the number, and when it was the turn of Dance With Death, Bruce Dickinson appeared as the devil, resplendent in a devilish red light.
For anyone interested in the women in combat debate, A Dance with Death is a must read.
It was also a year when Bob Dylan bounded back from a dance with death to enter the top 10 for the first time in nearly 20 years to challenge son Jakob's band the Wallflowers in sales.
After more than 20 years as a sideman on classic sessions such as Jackie McLean's Action and Andrew Hill's Dance With Death, he makes his Blue Note headline debut with a superb document of his fiery big band, presenting his extraordinary charts and distinctive playing.
ECSTASY victim Helen Cousins yesterday warned other youngsters that the drug was not worth "the dance with death.