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risk one's neck (to do something)

Fig. to accept the risk of physical harm in order to accomplish something. Look at that traffic! I refuse to risk my neck just to cross the street to buy a paper. I refuse to risk my neck at all.
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risk your neck

to do something dangerous We risked our necks to rescue you and all you can say is “Gee whiz”?
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risk your neck

to do something very dangerous I'm not going to risk my neck climbing over a twenty-foot wall!
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