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What does dice with death mean?


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dice with death

Definition

If someone dices with death, they do something risky or dangerous that could even cause their death.

Origin


The verb dice means to play dice or gamble. This gave rise to the adjective dicey, referring to something unpredictable and potentially dangerous.

The phrase was used in the media in the twentieth century to suggest the perils taken by racing drivers.

Now the expression is used to describe risky actions. Accordingly, when someone does something risky that may cause their death, it is as if they are gambling with their life.

Example(s)

If you drive while you are drunk you are dicing with death.
Don’t dice with death. Drugs will destroy your life.
Some teenagers dice with death when they take selfies in dangerous places just to post them on their favorite social media.

This idiom is in the death category


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