dance with death

dance with death

To do something very dangerous. I think you'll be dancing with death if you attempt that motorcycle jump. Stunt men dance with death every day.
See also: dance, death

dance with death

Fig. to attempt to do something that is very risky. The crossing of the border into enemy territory was like dancing with death. You are dancing with death in your effort to cross that narrow ledge.
See also: dance, death
References in classic literature ?
Hear what little Red-Eye saith: "Nag, come up and dance with death!"
It was a dance with death. Anish gives graphic and moving descriptions of the physical and emotional stresses of backpacking in triple-digit heat as fifty-mile-an-hour winds raked the desert floor.
Let's hope this dance with death isn't the end for Panda Bear.
Calling it "dance with death", the paper says it can be a "delicate but potentially elegant stride towards living a good life." When the idea of the impermanence of life sinks into your mind and soul, you take it (death) and face it positively because you will be welcoming it as a process of regeneration and not as a terrifying end!
The backdrop changed depending on the number, and when it was the turn of Dance With Death, Bruce Dickinson appeared as the devil, resplendent in a devilish red light.
And the excitement really hits fever pitch whenever Ponce performs his "Dance with Death" in Madrid's Las Ventas - the arena regarded as bullfighting's equivalent of Wembley.
A Dance with Death: Soviet Airwomen in World War LI.
In A Dance with Death: Soviet Airwomen in World War II, author Anne Noggle, who served as an American Women Airforce Service Pilot in World War II, has compiled interviews of Soviet airwomen who served on the bloody Eastern Front during "The Great Patriotic War." A retired U.S.
Helen Cousins - who said Ecstasy was a "dance with death" and vowed never to take drugs again after lying in a 48-hour coma - was fined pounds 100 for possessing amphetamine.
After more than 20 years as a sideman on classic sessions such as Jackie McLean's Action and Andrew Hill's Dance With Death, he makes his Blue Note headline debut with a superb document of his fiery big band, presenting his extraordinary charts and distinctive playing.
ECSTASY victim Helen Cousins yesterday warned other youngsters that the drug was not worth "the dance with death."