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a danger foreseen is half-avoided

proverb Being aware of a danger helps you to prepare and avoid the full brunt of it. In the winter, I always listen to the weather forecast so that I'm never caught by surprise by a snowstorm. A danger foreseen is half avoided, after all.
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be off the danger list

To have recovered from a serious illness. Primarily heard in UK. Uncle Harry is officially off the danger list! The doctors are releasing him from the hospital tonight.
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be on the danger list

To be so sick that one may die. Primarily heard in UK. Uncle Harry is still on the danger list, so we're going to visit him in the hospital tonight.
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fly into the face of danger

To do something risky, unsafe, or unwise. Of course Steve went bungee-jumping—that guy loves to fly into the face of danger. You need to make good decisions when driving, OK? No flying into the face of danger.
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fraught with danger

Very unsafe or risky. A trip to that part of town at night would be fraught with danger—why risk it?
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in the teeth of (something)

1. In spite of; notwithstanding. Some people still believe vaccinations to be harmful in the teeth of thousands of scientific studies proving otherwise. In the teeth of the boss's disapproval, we decided to go forward with the project anyway.
2. When threatened by or confronted with. It's hard to be an optimist in the teeth of so much tragedy and turmoil in the news each day. The plane turned into the teeth of a horrible storm.
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out of debt, out of danger

One will drastically improve one's life if one can pay off debts owed to other people, corporations, banks, etc. You'd do well to pay your credit cards off as soon as you can. Out of debt, out of danger, as they say.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fly into the face of danger

Fig. to take great risks; to threaten or challenge danger, as if danger were a person. (This may refer to flying, as in an airplane, but not necessarily.) John plans to go bungee jumping this weekend. He really likes flying into the face of danger. Willard was not exactly the type to fly into the face of danger, but tonight was an exception, and he ordered extra-hot enchiladas.
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fraught with danger

Cliché [of something] full of something dangerous or unpleasant. The spy's trip to Russia was fraught with danger. My escape from the kidnapper was fraught with danger.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

be on/off the ˈdanger list

(British English) be so ill that you may die; no longer be very ill: He’s been extremely sick, but thankfully he’s off the danger list now.
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(do something) in the teeth of danger, opposition, etc.

(do something) when or even though it is dangerous or people oppose it, etc: The new law was passed in the teeth of strong opposition.They crossed the Atlantic in the teeth of a force 10 wind.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

fraught with danger/peril

Very risky indeed. Fraught with means “full of ” and is rarely used today except in the sense of something undesirable. The expression, a cliché since the nineteenth century, first appeared in print in 1576 as “fraught with difficulties”; the precise cliché was first cited by the OED as appearing in 1864 in H. Ainsworth’s Tower of London: “This measure . . . is fraught with danger.”
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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When the day dawned sufficiently to distinguish objects, he perceived the danger that must be dogging the heels of his main party.
The Soldier now returned with a long line and tied all three firmly together, also lashing them to the body of the Saw-Horse; so there seemed little danger of their tumbling off.
The peaceful night had a good effect on them all; danger, being unseen, seemed far off.
Revealingly, the examples often emphasize the dangers that suddenly seem to be everywhere.
Now they can be warned of upcoming dangers with Road Angel, essentially an extra pair of (far-seeing) eyes.
Inhalant abuse is on the upswing among teens--especially young teens--and the dangers are very real.
Early last year the FDA issued warnings about the dangers of antidepressant use in both adults and teens: Harvard psychiatrist Joseph Glenmullen has studied the use of antidepressants for much of his career, has prescribed them for patients, and in his The Antidepressant Solution: A Step-by-Step Guide To Safely Overcoming Antidepressant Withdrawal, Dependence, And "Addiction" reveals further dangers of such drugs.
It was a surprise to find that, although we follow strict guidelines to keep our campers as safe as possible and mitigate known dangers, very little seemed to be happening to protect forest health.
Identifying the dangers of entrapment hazards with siderails takes a focused effort on the part of healthcare providers because it can easily be overlooked, as this tragic case demonstrated.
Risk management has been widely advocated as a rational means for environmental decision making, assisting us in dealing with the wide array of dangers that we face in our uncertain world, ranging from pathogens in drinking water to terrorist attacks.
It portrays the dangers to women from spiked drinks amid worries over the rising incidence of the crime.
A mock water-combat staged in Bristol in 1613 for Queen Anne pits Turks against Christians in a way that figures the fragile nature of English identity, and the state-sanctioned piracy and the real dangers of renegade corsairs.
Rosas puts the dangers that threaten Latin America's stability into two categories, the old, understood dangers and the newer, unconventional threats.
Despite the obvious dangers, workers can still lose their concentration around such equipment, and accidents do occur.
Good sense often disappears when the sun appears, but there are many dangers both at home and abroad people should be aware of.
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