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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]
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Oldham lived dangerously even after Steve Whitehall put them in front with a deflected free-kick on 32 minutes.
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Orient lived dangerously early in the second half, but the woodwork saved them twice, from Tolson and Scott Houghton.
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Mansfield lived dangerously in the final 10 minutes but they held out bravely.
MANSFIELD lived dangerously but won 3-2 to move into fourth place against SCARBOROUGH after leading 3-0.
The Blue Sox, unbeaten at their new Shay home, lived dangerously at times but put their game together and clinched a fourth successive win with the help of three tries in 11 minutes mid-way through the second half.
But they lived dangerously in the second half and City's new striker Shaun Goater and Junior Bent gave the visitors a 2-1 lead.