at (one's) own peril

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at (one's) own peril

Done with the foreknowledge or forewarning that there is implied danger, especially of loss of life, which one must accept as one's own responsibility. Those who skydive do so at their own peril.
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(do something) at your (own) ˈperil

(often used as a warning) at the risk of serious danger: People who go climbing in winter do so at their own peril.You go in Mike’s car at your peril. He’s a terrible driver.
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References in classic literature ?
Those who prefer a kingly government think that laws can only speak a general language, but cannot adapt themselves to particular circumstances; for which reason it is absurd in any science to follow written rule; and even in Egypt the physician was allowed to alter the mode of cure which the law prescribed to him, after the fourth day; but if he did it sooner it was at his own peril: from whence it is evident, on the very same account, that a government of written laws is not the best; and yet general reasoning is necessary to all those who are to govern, and it will be much more perfect in those who are entirely free from passions than in those to whom they are natural.
"But not everyone wanted to leave, even though authorities made it clear that he who stays does so at his own peril."
Although Justice John Mativo on Wednesday declined to grant Havi orders, he can still campaign for the seat as he waits for the outcome of the case, but at his own peril.
He is protecting underachieving payers at his own peril - he will never move forward with this lack of honesty.
The taxpayer who made a voluntary disclosure was understood to do so at his own peril (Hebel, 668 F2d 995 (8th Cir.