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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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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Both sides lived dangerously as they chased the winning goal with both Allison and Wrexham skipper Brian Carey clearing off their own goal lines.
Top scorer John Murphy missed a hat-trick of chances to boost his 10-goal tally, and Alex Smith rattled the cross bar from 25 yards as Shrewsbury's wobbling defence lived dangerously.
Both sides lived dangerously as they chase the winning goal with first Allison and Brian Carey clearing off their own goal-lines.
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.
O'Sullivan lived dangerously before securing his match against 1997 world-title holder Ken Doherty.
Reading lived dangerously, especially in the first half, when efforts by Dickov, Paul Heaney and Kinkladze tested keeper Steve Mautone.
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.
At the other end, under-pressure Tranmere lived dangerously too.
And late on Bradford lived dangerously when Reading substitute James Lambert tried to lob Aussie keeper Mark Schwarzer, who somehow managed to hold on to the ball.