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dismount from (something)

To climb or hop off of something The gymnast dismounted from the balance beam with a series of flips.
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He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.

One engaging in a risky or dangerous endeavor may find it easier to continue with it rather than facing the consequences of attempting to quit or abandon it. It has now become obvious that our country has been riding a tiger with our military intervention in this region—he who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
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dismount from something

to get down from something, such as a horse, bicycle, etc. She dismounted from her horse and fled into the house. Please dismount from the bicycle and wheel it into the shed.
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He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.

Prov. Sometimes it is more dangerous to stop doing a dangerous thing than it is to continue doing it. Jill: You shouldn't take out another loan. You're already too far in debt. Jane: If I don't take out a loan, I can't make the payments on the loans I already have. You know how it is—she who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
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involuntary dismount

n. falling off a bike or motorcycle. He impacted a monolith and suffered an involuntary dismount.
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But Conwy council has erected four signs telling cyclists to dismount because of "reduced headroom".
INFURIATING: Charlie Sage, aged 11, is forced to dismount to cross a tiny country lane
Mark Twain on mounts, dismounts, and the joys of having an expert around.
and what show cycle was l y -by dismount walk Park investment When Enough with the gimmicks which just serve as a fig leaf for lack of investmentent in sustainable transport Ed Bridges
I've got competitions coming up in the next couple of weeks and I can't practise my dismounts in case I get injured.
AN ESTIMATED 10,000 people crowded into Ascot racecourse yesterday to see gold medallist Denise Lewis hand the Olympic torch to Frankie Dettori, who completed a couple of circuits of the parade ring on dual Cheltenham Festival winner Monsignor and then capped a fantastic occasion with a trademark flying dismount, torch in hand, writes Graham Dench.
It certainly does not mean anything like cyclists dismount.
For instead of a road sign telling them to dismount, the Welsh translation informs them that 'bladder disease has returned'.
Cyclists are catered for in the proposals, but they face diversions and will be forced to dismount at a number of places.
And the beaming Italian superstar decided to fling his goggles into the crowd before he delivered a flying dismount, normally reserved for Group 1 triumphs.
Jockeys were instructed to dismount as soon as they crossed the finishing line, with winner Ballabriggs the focus of most of the attention as groundstaff tried to cool him with buckets of water.