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English definition of “put your neck on the line”

put your neck on the line

to do something that you know might fail and spoil other people's opinion of you or cause you to lose money: There's a lot of money at stake here and none of the directors wants to put his neck on the line. No one wants to put their neck on the line and predict an outcome.Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
(Definition of put your neck on the line from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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