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the noose is hanging

Preparations are complete. The phrase originally referred to public executions, and so it sometimes implies that an audience is assembled for whatever has been prepared. The actors are here, the stage is set, and the auditorium is filled. The noose is hanging, people—it's time to start Act I. I prepped the lab for the experiment, so the noose is hanging, whenever you want to begin.
See also: hanging, noose

put (one's) head in a noose

To cause or ensure the ruin of one's plans, progress, or ambitions through foolish or reckless actions or words. He had a real shot at winning the election, but he put his head in the noose in the foot with such inflammatory remarks. Everyone knew the idea was bad, but no one was willing to put their head in the noose and criticize it during the meeting.
See also: head, noose, put

put your head in a noose

or

stick your head in a noose

If you put your head in a noose or stick your head in a noose, you deliberately do something which will put you in danger or in a difficult situation. At the risk of putting my head in a noose, I will make some predictions. I wasn't going to stick my head in a noose and speak out in the meeting. Note: A noose is a loop and knot that is tied in rope in order to hang someone.
See also: head, noose, put

put your head in a noose

bring about your own downfall.
See also: head, noose, put
References in classic literature ?
Amid renewed growling and another futile attempt to free himself, Numa was finally forced to submit to the further indignity of having a rope secured about his neck; but this time it was no noose that might tighten and strangle him; but a bowline knot, which does not tighten or slip under strain.
Drawing the noose taut, he tested the solidity of its hold.
They bent his hands and feet well behind his back, and bound them tight with a painful bond as Ulysses had told them; then they fastened a noose about his body and strung him up from a high pillar till he was close up to the rafters, and over him did you then vaunt, O swineherd Eumaeus saying, "Melanthius, you will pass the night on a soft bed as you deserve.
So saying he made a ship's cable fast to one of the bearing-posts that supported the roof of the domed room, and secured it all around the building, at a good height, lest any of the women's feet should touch the ground; and as thrushes or doves beat against a net that has been set for them in a thicket just as they were getting to their nest, and a terrible fate awaits them, even so did the women have to put their heads in nooses one after the other and die most miserably.
Gen Zia's shadows continue to fall on the nation with the prevalent political mayhem created by his disciples while the noose gets tightened around those who looted the nation.
I S L A M A B A D -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started tightening noose around Secretary to the Prime Minister Fawad Hasan Fawad and it has sought details of all assets.
Islamabad -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started tightening noose around Secretary to the Prime Minister Fawad Hasan Fawad and it has sought details of all assets.
Displaying a hangman's noose is particularly vicious, and doesn't belong in this country - or any other.
The opening scene showed a clown placing a noose around his neck.
Six Miami firefighters were fired Wednesday after they allegedly hung a noose over a black colleague's family picture and drew inappropriate images on a photo of his wife, (http://www.
Because the noose has yet to be made that is big enough to take that head.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops stormed ISIL's defense lines heavily in Eastern Hama on Wednesday, extending the range of their advances in two more regions and tightening the noose on ISIL terrorists.
SKARDU -- The Forest Department Gilgit Baltistan has tightened noose around timber mafia in Skardu and warned strict action against timber smugglers including an imprisonment for six months in jails.
Summary: Hezbollah Thursday slammed the Central Bank's circular to tighten the noose on the finances of the party.
PSAn Arm-hook Sleeper an Anaconda Vise or an Arm Triangle Choke A Bay Street Swing and a Black Out or a Corner Foot Choke Maybe a Danny Dance Double Choke Dragon sleeper Figure-Four Necklock We saw a Garner Mount and immediately knew that move The Gogoplata sounds ancient like a Guillotine Choke Half Nelson Choke or a Hangman's Choke and Koji Clutch or Leg Choke Call it a Last Loosie a New York Noose (a Nigger Noose) and a Pantaleo Press A Pentagram Choke or a Rear Naked Choke or a Single Arm Choke and a Sleeper Hold The Staten Island Squeeze and the Straight Jacket or a Three-quarter Nelson A Thumb Choke Hold a Tongan Death Grip for assorted Blacks or a Triangle Choke or a Two-handed Chokelift and an arena of bystanders