Definition of put or lay one's head or neck on the block in English:
informal Put one’s standing or reputation at risk by proceeding with a particular course of action.
[With reference to the executioner's block]
- Councillors often have to make difficult decisions, often putting their head on the block.
- If it's not, I will be putting my head on the block again.
- But I'd have to to be totally sure that I was on to a winner before putting my head on the block - watched by half the world.
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