put (one's) head in the lion's mouth

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put (one's) head in the lion's mouth

To subject oneself to danger or trouble. I really put my head in the lion's mouth by sneaking out of the house late at night. I think you're putting your head in the lion's mouth by driving in such torrential rain.
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put your head into the lion's mouth

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put your head in the lion's mouth

If you put your head into the lion's mouth or in the lion's mouth, you deliberately place yourself in a dangerous or difficult situation. Jim Dale, senior weather forecaster, has put his head in the lion's mouth and predicted a dry, sunny summer. Note: This expression refers to the traditional circus act where a lion-tamer puts his or her head in a lion's mouth.
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put your ˌhead in the lion’s ˈmouth

deliberately put yourself in a dangerous or risky situation: So I put my head in the lion’s mouth and asked my boss for a pay rise.
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