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take ones life in ones hands

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  • as inrun the gauntlet
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Synonyms for take ones life in ones hands

verb go through an ordeal
  • be a target
  • be a whipping boy
  • come to grips with
  • court disaster
  • face criticism
  • face one's punishment
  • go in harm's way
  • go through fire and water
  • march up to the cannon's mouth
  • meet head-on
  • take one's life in one's hands
  • take potshots
  • take the bull by the horns

More words related to take ones life in ones hands

run the gauntlet

verb. go through an ordeal
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