put neck on the line

put one's neck on the line

Fig. to put oneself at great risk. I put my neck on the line and recommended you for the job, and now look what you've done! I'm ruined!
See also: line, neck, on, put

put your neck on the line

to do something that you know might fail and spoil other people's opinion of you or cause you to lose money There's a lot of money at stake here and none of the directors wants to put his neck on the line. No one wants to put their neck on the line and predict an outcome.
See put head on the block, breathe down neck, I'll wring neck!, risk neck, save neck, stick neck out
See also: line, neck, on, put
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