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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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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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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.
Any time a dominant offense constantly moves the ball on you, show them that you are not afraid to live dangerously.
to live dangerously for noble ends, then we are hopelessly lost." In the era of The Bell Curve and Newt Gingrich, the words ring as true now as they did then.
The elderly want to enjoy their remaining years and have been encouraged by doctors to live dangerously. Many will do this by travelling and it is fitting that doctors should advise them of the potential risks that they may encounter.
THIS is the moment clean-cut Ken Barlow decides to live dangerously - and ends up on the wrong side of the law.