run the risk of

idiom

: to be or do something that may result in (something bad or unpleasant happening)
You run the risk of being misunderstood if you don't explain your purpose carefully.
a dangerous policy that runs the risk of failure

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Recent Examples on the Web Instead of passing deregulation measures that would do just that, Measure H runs the risk of lessening the supply by driving rental owners from the city. The Editorial Board, Orange County Register, 20 June 2024 Conflict runs the risk of becoming destructive today. Tarot.com, New York Daily News, 6 May 2024 Nobody was hurt in either incident, but police cautioned that the nature of the game runs the risk of a bad outcome. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 3 May 2024 As festivals have increasingly endeavored to showcase more diverse talent, benchmarks of inclusivity occasionally run the risk of feeling like a dutiful checklist. Brent Simon, Variety, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for run the risk of 

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“Run the risk of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20the%20risk%20of. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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