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7 phrases found for the topic Danger


Phrase: Be at stake

Meaning: If something such as your rights is at stake, it means that they may come to an end, that is, they are at risk:
If Catalonia is not unified and becomes a free nation, the Catalan language is at stake, that is, it will be wiped out by the French and Castilian languages.
Their lives are at stake, that is, they are in danger. We must go there and help them immediately.

Date: 2017-10-12 15:06:53

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Phrase: (The) walls have ears

Meaning: This is not a safe place, so we should not talk about this matter here

Date: 2015-02-20 23:41:26

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Phrase: The end justifies the means

Author: Machiavelli

Meaning: Anything is acceptable to reach a goal: The end never justifies the means, because one cannot, for example, murder somebody to achieve something. Human life is sacred and should be respected. Executing a man/woman is the most despicable thing a government/person can do

Date: 2015-02-18 23:45:19

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Phrase: The root of all evil

Meaning: The cause of all the problems: Globalisation is the root of all evil. We are against it

Date: 2015-02-18 23:40:51

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Phrase: Be asking for trouble

Meaning: To do something that can cause you problems: Your car is faulty. If you drive it, you are asking for trouble

Date: 2015-02-17 23:40:19

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Phrase: Be off the danger list

Meaning: To respond to treatment and show signs of recovery: We thought our daughter was going to die, but fortunately she's off the danger list now

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Phrase: Be on the danger list

Meaning: Be extremely ill: She is on the danger list, and may die if she does not respond to treatment

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