Meaning of “play with fire” in the English Dictionary

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"play with fire" in British English

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play with fire

C2 to act in a way that is very dangerous and to take risks

(Definition of “play with fire” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"play with fire" in American English

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play with fire

to do something that could cause you trouble later:

You're playing with fire if you try to cheat on the test.

(Definition of “play with fire” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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