take your life in your hands

take your life in your hands

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take your life into your hands

If you take your life in your hands or take your life into your hands when you do something, you take a lot of risks when you do it. A rider who does not know the road takes his life in his hands by cycling in the dark. You take your life into your hands just crossing the road in this city.
See also: hand, life, take

take your life in your hands

risk being killed.
See also: hand, life, take

take your ˌlife in your ˈhands

risk being killed, injured, attacked, etc: You take your life in your hands if you let him drive.The reason that his photos are so good is because he takes his life in his hands to get them.
See also: hand, life, take