Danger

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bell the cat

Meaning: do a dangerous job.

Example: Someone has to¬†bell the cat and organize the office fundraiser, but so far, no one has volunteered. Read more ➺


live on the edge

Meaning: to lead an exciting or dangerous lifestyle.

Example: He's always been an adrenaline junkie and loves to live on the edge. Read more ➺


red flag

Meaning: a sign of a particular issue requiring attention.

Example: United, American, and Delta airlines suspended all flights to China. This was a red flag as the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the airline industry. Read more ➺



red zone

Meaning: any geographical area that is thought to be dangerous or threatening, usually as a consequence of political or military activity.

Example: The alley behind the schoolyard is effectively a "red zone," since that is where all of the bullies hang out. Read more ➺




close call

Meaning: a narrow escape from disaster

Example: It was quite a close call, but my father managed to avoid hitting the animal that ran across the highway. Read more ➺


too close for comfort

Meaning: to be very close to something dangerous or unwelcoming

Example: She was standing on the edge of a cliff in the photo, too close for comfort. Read more ➺


the lion’s den

Meaning: a place which is uncomfortable

Example: Two of the new students were thrown into the lion's den as their ragging was taking place. Read more ➺


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