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Meaning of “play with fire” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​troublelater: 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)
Translations of “play with fire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 玩火, 冒险…
in Chinese (Traditional) 玩火, 冒險…
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