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lay (one's) head on the block
To assume or expose oneself to some risk, danger, or responsibility; to imperil oneself or lay oneself in harm's way; to risk damaging one's reputation. Look, I'm laying my head on the block for you here. I could get fired if they find out what we're up to! You have to take some risks to be successful in business and in life, but don't lay your head on the block for no good reason. The news anchor lay his head on the block by publicly disparaging one of the presidential candidates on live television.