run with scissors

run with scissors

To willfully act in a reckless, foolish, and/or dangerous manner. Alludes to the literal act of running with a pair of scissors in one's hand, which can cause severe injury. I went through a really rebellious phase in high school and made a point of constantly running with scissors, so to speak, as a way of acting out. Jane's daughter has run with scissors so frequently by now that the family doesn't try to keep her under control anymore.
See also: run
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I remember she was holding scissors and my immediate thought was Mam telling me that you should never run with scissors in your hand.
On the positive side, he was allowed to say that it was unwise to run with scissors.
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They tell you never run with scissors because something bad will happen - but it never does.
Brian: kindly launch a solo career, invest your money wisely, and please, please don't run with scissors.
It will cause you to run with scissors and throw things in a way that is only fun until someone loses an eye.