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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.

proverb 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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involuntary dismount

A fall, typically off of something being ridden, such as a bike, motorcycle, or horse. Did you her about Tara? Her involuntary dismount yesterday earned her a trip to the OR and two months in a cast. I gave up motorcycles after one too many involuntary dismounts.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

involuntary dismount

n. falling off a bike or motorcycle. He impacted a monolith and suffered an involuntary dismount.
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