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  • as inchance
  • as inrisk

synonyms for play with fire

  • attempt
  • gamble
  • hazard
  • jeopardize
  • plunge
  • speculate
  • stake
  • try
  • venture
  • wager
  • wildcat
  • cast lots
  • draw lots
  • go out on a limb
  • have a fling at
  • put eggs in one basket
  • put it on the line
  • roll the dice
  • run the risk
  • skate on thin ice
  • stick one's neck out
  • take shot in the dark
  • tempt fate
  • tempt fortune
  • toss up

antonyms for play with fire

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  • abstain
  • aim
  • design
  • plan
  • scheme
  • understand
  • guard
  • protect
  • save
  • avoid
  • be careful
  • design
  • dodge
  • hide
  • neglect
  • plan
  • retreat
  • run away
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How to use play with fire in a sentence

I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
She got up and stood in front of the fire, having her hand on the chimney-piece and looking down at the blaze.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Our class has swelled to about a dozen persons now, and a good many others come and play to him once or twice and then go.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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