as much as (one's) life is worth(redirected from as much as their lives are worth)
as much as (one's) life is worth
A very risky, dangerous, sober, or monumental thing to undertake. It is as much as one's life is worth to face the freezing cold outside. For all the talk about the democratic process, it feels like it's as much as your life is worth to actually bring about substantial change in politics.