stick your neck out

stick your neck out

COMMON If you stick your neck out, you say something which other people are afraid to say, even though this may cause trouble for you. First of all, I'll stick my neck out here and I will say that Aston Villa won't go into the Second Division next season. At the risk of sticking my neck out, I doubt whether the attempt will be successful. Note: This expression may come from boxing, where fighters need to keep their necks and chins drawn in or protected in order to avoid being hit by their opponent.
See also: neck, out, stick