If you play with fire, you get burned

If you play with fire, you get burnt

A warning that dangerous or risky actions often lead to pain and injury. It's no surprise that Jeff ended up in jail after getting involved in that counterfeiting scheme. If you play with fire, you get burnt. Asking out Dave's ex-boyfriend seems like a bad idea. If you play with fire, you get burnt, you know?
See also: burnt, get, if, play

If you play with fire, you get burned.

Prov. If you do something dangerous, you will get hurt. Joe said, "I have no sympathy for race-car drivers who get injured. They should know that if you play with fire, you get burned." My mother always told us that experimenting with hard drugs was playing with fire.
See also: burn, get, if, play
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