to stick one's neck out

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Seo Jieun
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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by Seo Jieun » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:23 pm

I am sticking my neck out to go abroad next semester. I'll do my best.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by MinsuPark » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:35 pm

When I was interning, I knew that my co-worker wasn't focused on his job at all. He was always late at work. Even his work seemed to be nothing but just one that anyone could do. It's not impressive at all. However, I was afraid to stick my neck out. I didn't tell my boss the truth.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by SeokhyunHong » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:01 pm

I'm sticking my neck out on this one. I can't possibly lose!

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by Kim, Do Hyeong » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:09 pm

My boss made a mistake during the meeting. but i didn't point it out. cause I didn't want to stick my neck out.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by leesso » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:06 pm

Im not that kind of person to stick my neck out to achieve the goal.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by Parksojung » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:23 pm

Cheating is more than sticking your necks out.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by KIMYOUSUNG » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:55 am

The guy threatened me to stick out my neck out for his brother.

Kim Hyoungjoo
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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by Kim Hyoungjoo » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:28 am

I'm afraid to stick my neck out for this project.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by Hwang Yoo Na » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:20 pm

When my family are in trouble, I'll stick my neck out.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by Jae Eun Cho » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:41 pm

People should not stick their neck out while undertaking an important meeting or negotiation.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by James Trotta » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:36 am

Does this mean you should never stick your neck out by getting in the middle of a couple fighting?
lee geo wool wrote:you should never stick your neck out when a couple is in a fight.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by James Trotta » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:38 am

I think that usually when we talk about sticking our enck out the focus is on what might happen to us so instead of saying you don't want to hurt other's feeling it might make more sense if you said .... I decided not to stick my neck out because the mean girl might make up a rumor about me.
EunhaHong524 wrote:I have got a gossip for a very mean girl in my social club, but I decided not to stick my neck out as I don’t; want hurt any one’s feeling.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by James Trotta » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:40 am

This might be OK. When we talk about ahuman sticking his/her neck out it's not usually physical danger but dogs don't have to worry about most other kinds...
Ye Suel Jung wrote:One day, I saw a newspaper, and the article said that a brave dog saved his master by sticking his neck out. The dog seriously wounded but the owner of the dog was safe.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by James Trotta » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:41 am

Sounds good - what are the risks that make you say you're sticking your neck out?
Seo Jieun wrote:I am sticking my neck out to go abroad next semester. I'll do my best.

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Re: to stick one's neck out

Post by James Trotta » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:42 am

I don't get it.
KIMYOUSUNG wrote:The guy threatened me to stick out my neck out for his brother.

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