dice with death

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dice with death (third-person singular simple present dices with death, present participle dicing with death, simple past and past participle diced with death)

  1. To do or perform an activity which is very risky, or dangerous, and could even cause one's death.
    By now, I think everyone is aware that to drink and drive is to dice with death.
    • 2012, The Economist, 06 Oct 2012 issue, Business and America’s fiscal cliff: Give us a brake
      Benjamin Franklin once said: “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” These days, taxes are far from certain. And if that doesn’t change, American businesses could be dicing with death.

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