at the risk of doing something

at the risk of (doing something)

Said to acknowledge that what one is about to say or do could (and probably will) have a particular negative result (which is stated after "of"). At the risk of sounding stupid, who was the second president of our country?
See also: of, risk
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at the ˈrisk of doing something

used to introduce something that may sound stupid or may offend somebody: At the risk of showing my ignorance, how exactly does the Internet work?
See also: of, risk, something
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We have to look at the risk of doing something against the risk of not doing something."