stick one's chin (or neck) out


stick one's chin (or neck) out
   paзг. pиcкoвaть, cтaвить ceбя пoд удap; caмoму лeзть (или coвaть гoлoву) в пeтлю [stick one's neck out пepвoнaч. aмep.
    He is always sticking his chin out by saying something he shouldn't. Crerar listened closely. He wondered if Willoughby would now spill the secret he had refused to divulge at their conference. If he did he was a damned fool, a reckless braggart. However, if Willoughby wanted to stick his neck out - it was his neck (S. Heym). The "career man" in government is inclined to consider the interests of his career above the immediate problems of any given moment, his cardinal principle being, "Never stick your neck out" (R. E. Sherwood)

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Смотреть что такое "stick one's chin (or neck) out" в других словарях:

  • stick\ one's\ chin\ out — • stick one s neck out • stick one s chin out v. phr. informal To do something dangerous or risky. When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me. John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stick\ one's\ neck\ out — • stick one s neck out • stick one s chin out v. phr. informal To do something dangerous or risky. When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me. John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stick one's neck out — or[stick one s chin out] {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something dangerous or risky. * /When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me./ * /John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he shouldn… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stick one's neck out — or[stick one s chin out] {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something dangerous or risky. * /When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me./ * /John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he shouldn… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chin — See: KEEP ONE S CHIN UP, STICK ONE S NECK OUT or STICK ONE S CHIN OUT, TAKE IT ON THE CHIN, UP TO THE CHIN IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chin — See: KEEP ONE S CHIN UP, STICK ONE S NECK OUT or STICK ONE S CHIN OUT, TAKE IT ON THE CHIN, UP TO THE CHIN IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chin — See: keep one s chin up, stick one s neck out or stick one s chin out, take it on the chin, up to the chin in …   Словарь американских идиом

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