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Russian roulette


Lie or death gamble. Death wish. Refers to a suicidal game of pointing a gunĀ  loaded with one bullet at yourself and passing it around to prove one’s bravery. Typically, is said in any dangerous situation someone chooses to put themselves into.

“You know driving your family around with such a bad tire is just playing Russian roulette.”

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