Risk & Safety Idioms

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Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Listen to the dialogue for better understanding and pronunciation.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Rachel:Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back to work … I am planning to change my careers, so I will have to go back to school this year.
Tom:It’s not easy to switch to another field, eh? I guess you really have to look before you leap – study the market, check the industry outlook, and all that…
Rachel:Yes, it’s far from easy, but I did my homework and consulted with a career counsellor, so I am taking a calculated risk.
Tom:That’s excellent! It’s good to stay on the safe side to avoid disappointment. I remember myself starting a business from scratch many years ago, and I had to risk my neck to be able to afford all the tools and equipment. I am glad it turned out well, though.
Rachel:I can imagine! I am applying to a number of colleges across the country because it is very competitive nowadays. I can’t count on one program offered in the province.
Tom:For sure, that would be like putting all your eggs in one basket. I guess it is going to work out for you anyway because you can easily relocate if needed.
Rachel:Exactly, I have neither close family, nor stable job here, so I have nothing to lose.

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Risk-Safety Idioms

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