risky business

noun

: a situation or activity that involves the possibility of being hurt
Love is a risky business.

Examples of risky business in a Sentence

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“Risky business.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risky%20business. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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