10 Idioms on Risk (IELTS,TOEFL,GRE) - Videos

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Important IDIOM’s you must know for category RISK.

TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE
TO TEST THE WATERS
TO RUN A RISK OF SOMETHING
TO THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND
TO STICK ONE’S NECK OUT
TO SKATE ON THIN ICE
A DICEY SITUATION
THE COAST IS CLEAR
TO PLAY CHICKEN
A DROWNING MAN WILL CLUTCH AT A STRAW.

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10 idioms on Risk part 4

Let’s Learn Idioms

1TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE

Meaning

approach or extend the limits of what is possible.

Examples :
Since we were short on budget we can’t push the envelope to support further extra curricular in demand.

To be a great leader one has to push the envelope.

2 TO TEST THE WATERS
Meaning
to find out whether something is likely to be successful before you do or try it

Examples :

Post editing the scenes of the upcoming movie was released to test the waters.

One should always test the waters in order to estimate the risk.

3 TO RUN A RISK OF SOMETHING
Meaning
exposure to the chance of injury or loss

Examples :

She convinced him on not to run a risk on losing job when automation is killing the jobs around the world.

Tom run a risk of losing his child with due actions of his past.

4 TO THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND

Meaning
act in a completely reckless manner.

Examples :
She threw caution to the wind, left the wheel which led to accident.

They threw caution to the wind during police interrogation.

5 TO STICK ONE’S NECK OUT
Meaning
risk incurring criticism or anger by acting or speaking boldly.

Examples :
I can’t stick my neck out as I’m not brave as you for this activity.

She stuck his neck out and got success while others were afraid of doing so.

6 TO SKATE ON THIN ICE

Meaning
in a precarious or risky situation.
Examples :

I can’t accept his business proposal as it would be skating on thin ice.

I can’t take risk as my brother and will never try to skate on thin ice.

7 A DICEY SITUATION

Meaning
unpredictable; risky; uncertain situation
Examples :

I was in dicey situation when my father saw me with my girlfriend on the way home.

“That’s too dicey situation for us to proceed with at that hour of the night.” doctor said to John’s family.

8 THE COAST IS CLEAR

Meaning
there is no danger of being observed or caught.

Examples :
He got clear coast to run away when his father went out of home for a moment.
The robbers got away as soon they found coast was clear.

9 PLAY CHICKEN
Meaning
to engage in mutual challenges or threats

Examples :
“Don’t play chicken with him, it doesn’t worth” said his brother to Ray.

You can play chicken with her but it won’t last long.
10 A DROWNING MAN WILL CLUTCH AT A STRAW

Meaning : desperate measures that someone in need may make in order to come out of the situation

Examples :
John prays to God every day now, post she had left! A drowning man will clutch at a straw.

A drowning man will clutch at a straw was quite suitable on Thor’s situation of trying every bit to get his kingdom in order.

Got it, right ?

Hope it helped in learning important idioms.
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