break one's neck


: to cause one's neck bone to crack or break
He fell off the roof and broke his neck.
sometimes used in speech to tell someone he or she could get hurt
Stop jumping on the bed. You're going to break your neck.

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“Break one's neck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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