At the risk of doing something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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?
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?
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We have to look at the risk of doing something
against the risk of not doing something."