dance with death

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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