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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Summary: The more we're out of our element the more we are put in contact with a truth we often ignore at our own peril: We aren't in control as much as we think...
Building a better and secure future for all is a shared call that we can shirk only at our own peril, stated Ambassador A.L.A.Azeez, Sri Lankas Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, addressing the Second Preparatory Committee Meeting of State Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).Ambassador Azeez highlighted the importance of the NPT as the global regime for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament that called for a balanced and non-discriminatory approach to building international peace and security.
Holidays don't just turn up like an unexpected rash: they are a normal annual occurrence, which we fail to plan for at our own peril.
Yes, Boss, we are, unfortunately, ignoring the words in your song at our own peril.
It is those faces the faces of the innocent that we forget at our own peril.
"But if history has taught us one thing it is this: we ignore British farming at our own peril. Our survival has relied upon it before, and will have to rely upon it again."
We heard, from political, media and business leaders, as well as an internationally recognized expert on regional collaboration, that if Southeast Michigan waits any longer to truly work together, we do so at our own peril. The community is hungry for regional collaboration.
The world really is just one village, Garrett states, and our tolerance of disease in any place is at our own peril. Only through the establishment of effective public health infrastructure within all countries can this globalized disaster be stopped.
Georgetown Law Professor, David Cole, cogently argues that we ignore the implications of such policies at our own peril.
Unfortunately, there is a new danger lurking around the corner, the presence of which we are ignoring at our own peril. That of Islam.
White some segments of society with always be reluctant to examine controversial issues such as weather modification, the tremendous military capabilities that could result from this field are ignored at our own peril.
SSPCA spokeswoman Doreen Graham said: "Every serial killer in the UK this century started as an animal abuser and we ignore that fact at our own peril.
If we do, it's at our own peril. Basically, if we keep doing dumb, short-sighted, nationalistic things, rather than be thinking what's best for the whole planet and thinking long-term, then we're going to become just as extinct as the dodo.
There's a kind of inescapable link in the real world, Hindus and Buddhists seem to say, that we ignore at our own peril. In much of traditional Christianity we've managed to quiet that troublesome emphasis by stressing the idea of individual salvation over everything else and looking at the unity concept as an interesting metaphor, or worse, as a command to act as though we were all one.