dice with death
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- 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.
to risk heavily