stick one's neck out
Make oneself vulnerable, take a risk, as in I'm going to stick my neck out and ask for a raise. This expression probably alludes to a chicken extending its neck before being slaughtered. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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Really, is it any wonder that fluoride should freak people out?
Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
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He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.
There was a rumor that Alessandro and his father had both died; but no one knew anything certainly.
And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne