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.
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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
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Summary: They say that motorbike riders are dancing with death, but how about motorbikes dancing with each other?
In his book Dancing With Death, Reg, who is trained in psychology, has attempted to journey inside the head of the killer.
There is a rather macabre irony to the fact that Mark Stevenson's first musical, written with old school friend and fellow University of Birmingham student David Hume is called Dancing with Death.
Dancing with Death came together from an idea for a plot that David had and a song Mark had written in memory of his grandfather.
With its grim title and spooky characters, Dancing With Death would seem to have more in common with the much darker Sweeney Todd, the Sondheim sing-athon which has just been introduced to a whole new audience thanks to Johnny Depp's Oscar-nominated turn as the demon barber.
The parents of Leah Betts, who died after taking an "E" at her 18th birthday party, call it dancing with death.
Two titles - Dancing With Death and Killers, Crooks And Cons - were cleared from the shelves after a contempt of court complaint.
Dancing With Death was published shortly before Sinclair's trial and gave details of his previous convictions.
But someone killed Helen Puttock and someone killed those other poor women who went dancing with death.