One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Take foolish risks.‘an urge to play with fire made her provoke him’
run a risk, live dangerously, play with fire, sail close to the wind, risk itView synonyms
- ‘If that is the First Minister's game he may be playing with fire.’
- ‘Pretending under age sex does not happen or imposing out-of-touch morals on those who are sexually active is playing with fire.’
- ‘Now when it comes to technological advances I have no problem, however when it involves messing with a biological system such as our bodies I believe we are playing with fire.’
- ‘We are playing with fire if we allow such technologies and products, without knowing how to deal with the consequences.’
- ‘United manager Ian McCall might be considered to be playing with fire.’
- ‘By toying with this crisis the politicians are playing with fire.’
- ‘We're playing with fire when we make huge changes to a complex system that we don't understand, as we seem to be doing with the various substances we're pumping into our atmosphere.’
- ‘Going out with a stepbrother is not illegal, but you're playing with fire here.’
- ‘Adapting Schiller was playing with fire, and getting an opera based on his work on stage could be risky, in Italy above all.’
- ‘Roeder's attempt to ignite his team's season with a player who has courted controversy at almost every turn was described by critics as playing with fire.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.