One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
At one's own risk (used in warnings)‘neglect our advice at your peril’
- ‘We ignore the risks from increasing antibiotic resistance at our peril.’
- ‘Alstroemeria are commonly found in floral bouquets and come in a wide variety of colours, though let them loose in your garden at your peril - beautiful though they are, their fleshy roots will spread like wild fire and come up everywhere.’
- ‘It is very clear that we are seeing warning signs that we neglect at our peril.’
- ‘You risk missing this deadline at your peril, as this article from last week explains!’
- ‘Events 80 years ago prove that we ignore that advice at our peril.’
- ‘For all that talk of intellectual mastery, there is another dimension that we're not in control of, and we neglect it at our peril.’
- ‘Now you step on it at your peril, and with risk of severe damage to the grass.’
- ‘As I mentioned earlier, I think it is at our peril that we neglect the future of country racing.’
- ‘We neglect this aspect of religion at our peril.’
- ‘When we advise other nations about how to devise better systems of government, our own historical skepticism about the power of pure democracy can be neglected only at our peril.’
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