live dangerously

live dangerously

To lead a lifestyle characterized by taking risks. Sometimes used humorously to refer to a very mildly risky action. Most of the guys I know who live dangerously eventually get tired of life in the fast lane and end up settling down. A: "Extra hot sauce?" B: "Yeah, I like to live dangerously."
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live dangerously

Take numerous risks, be daring, as in Bill never knows if he'll have enough money to pay the next month's rent-he likes to live dangerously . This expression figured in the work of such 19th-century German writers as Nietzsche, who regarded it as an admirable course of action. Today it is often used with mildly humorous effect, as in the example. [c. 1900]
See also: dangerously, live

live dangerously, to

To take risks; to be daring. This advice, given by the German poet Goethe in Faust and by the philosopher Nietzsche in numerous writings, was much touted through the first half of the twentieth century. Today it is more often used either critically or jocularly.
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NAOMI Osaka continued to live dangerously at the French Open - but her hopes of a third successive grand slam title remain intact after a comeback win against Victoria Azarenka.
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It reflects the reassuring message that it's all right to take risks and live dangerously from time to time.
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A riveting story of a state figure who went to great lengths to keep his private and public lives separate, who openly stated that he chose "Live dangerously" as his life's motto, and of a family that existed in continual danger of assassination, My Father: Il Duce reveals the human and family side of a complex historical figure.
Sometimes I want to live dangerously and re capture my youth or try new things.
Nolan's voice is young and appropriate and captures the character's innocence and desire to live dangerously.
The Shrews continued to live dangerously and paid the price when Clark Keltie beat Dunbavin with a superb 25 yarder with seven minutes left.