playing with fire
Meaning: You're playing with fire if you're involved in an activity that could be dangerous, or could lead to problems in the future.
- You're really playing with fire if you have loaded guns in the house, especially if there are kids around.
- Suzie says that if someone with mental or emotional problems smokes marijuana, they're playing with fire. She says it can make these problems much worse.
People who have sex with many partners without using condoms are playing with fire because