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synonyms for hang by a thread

  • compromise
  • defy
  • endanger
  • imperil
  • jeopardize
  • adventure
  • beard
  • brave
  • chance
  • confront
  • dare
  • encounter
  • face
  • gamble
  • hazard
  • jeopardy
  • meet
  • menace
  • peril
  • plunge
  • speculate
  • tackle
  • venture
  • wager
  • be caught short
  • defy danger
  • expose to danger
  • go out of one's depth
  • leap before looking
  • leave to luck
  • play with fire
  • put in jeopardy
  • run the chance
  • run the risk
  • skate on thin ice
  • take a flyer
  • take a header
  • take a plunge
  • take on
  • take the liberty
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antonyms for hang by a thread

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  • guard
  • protect
  • save
  • avoid
  • be careful
  • design
  • dodge
  • hide
  • neglect
  • plan
  • retreat
  • run away
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How to use hang by a thread in a sentence

All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
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Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
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All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
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John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Urinary sediments may be studied under three heads: A. Unorganized sediments.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
It'll be beastly dull for her at The Warren, you see, poor girl; and she doesn't seem to jump at Spunyarn, though he does hang on.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Perhaps you will understand now that you ought to have asked my business ere you proposed to hang me off hand.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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