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live dangerously

To lead a lifestyle characterized by taking risks. Sometimes used humorously to refer to a very mildly risky action. Most of the guys I know who live dangerously eventually get tired of life in the fast lane and end up settling down. A: "Extra hot sauce?" B: "Yeah, I like to live dangerously."
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live dangerously

Take numerous risks, be daring, as in Bill never knows if he'll have enough money to pay the next month's rent-he likes to live dangerously . This expression figured in the work of such 19th-century German writers as Nietzsche, who regarded it as an admirable course of action. Today it is often used with mildly humorous effect, as in the example. [c. 1900]
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live dangerously, to

To take risks; to be daring. This advice, given by the German poet Goethe in Faust and by the philosopher Nietzsche in numerous writings, was much touted through the first half of the twentieth century. Today it is more often used either critically or jocularly.
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Never mind, it's heartening to know that even doctors can succumb to the delights of Bondi Beach and living dangerously.
That's what I call a week of living dangerously, made possible only by the first-class service of Emirates Air and the generosity of my hosts.
IT'S sad she's living dangerously. You sound like a caring person but you can't just wade in unprepared to rescue her.
Daily express: middlesbrough might be living dangerously by coasting into the summer but the threat of a curtailed close season is having the opposite effect on Tottenham.
MANY Britons are living dangerously close to their financial limits, according to research.
Soon, even he realises that living dangerously at his age means having full-cream milk on your cereal.