head on the block

Head on the block
If someone's head is on the block, they are going to be held responsible and suffer the consequences for something that has gone wrong.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • head on the block —    If someone s head is on the block, they are going to be held responsible and suffer the consequences for something that has gone wrong.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Head on the block —   If someone s head is on the block, they are going to be held responsible and suffer the consequences for something that has gone wrong …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • put your head on the block — put your head/neck/on the block phrase to take a risk by doing or saying something that might damage your reputation, make people criticize you etc Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym Main entry: block * * * put/lay your he …   Useful english dictionary

  • put (your) head on the block — put (your) head/neck on the block to risk doing something which will make other people lose their good opinion of you if it fails. He put his head on the block by promising his team wouldn t lose any more matches this year. I m not going to put… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put one's head on the block — (informal) To stick one s neck out, run the risk of censure, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑head * * * put (or lay) one s head (or neck) on the block informal put one s standing or reputation at risk by proceeding with a particular course of action… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put head on the block —    If you put yourself in a dangerous situation where you risk losing your job or your reputation if things go wrong, you put your head on the block.     Jenny asked me to recommend her son for the job, but I m not putting my head on the block… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lay your head on the block — put/lay your head/neck on the block idiom to risk losing your job, damaging your reputation, etc. by doing or saying sth • It s not a matter that I m prepared to put my head on the block for. Main entry: ↑blockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay your head on the block — lay your head/neck on the block ► to risk a bad thing happening to you, for example getting a bad reputation, by doing something or helping someone: »Agency executives willing to lay their heads on the block in a pure results driven agreement… …   Financial and business terms

  • put one's head on the block — ► put one s head (or neck) on the block informal put one s standing or reputation at risk. Main Entry: ↑block …   English terms dictionary

  • put your neck on the block — put your head/neck/on the block phrase to take a risk by doing or saying something that might damage your reputation, make people criticize you etc Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym Main entry: block * * * put/lay your he …   Useful english dictionary


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