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life and limb

Definition of life and limb in English:

Life and all bodily faculties: a reckless disregard for life and limb
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  • It is a frightening thought that but for the willingness of these members to risk life and limb to help others and the efforts of fundraisers, many people would not be here today to thank them.
  • When ripe, the fruit turns a bright reddish orange and attracts pecking birds and children who risk life and limb to get at the juiciest looking cashew fruit.
  • They often work long hours under trying conditions, risking life and limb, and in the process they make positive contributions to society.
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