have/put your head on the block Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “have/put your head on the block” in the English Dictionary

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have/put your head on the block

to ​risk a ​bad thing ​happening to you by doing something or ​helping someone: I'm not going to put my ​head on the block for you.
(Definition of have/put your head on the block from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have/put your head on the block”
in Chinese (Simplified) 冒着掉脑袋的危险, 冒着受惩罚的危险…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冒着掉腦袋的危險, 冒着受懲罸的危險…
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