put one's life in one's hands

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British pronunciation/pˌʊt wˈɒnz lˈaɪf ɪn wˈɒnz hˈandz/
American pronunciation/pˌʊt wˈʌnz lˈaɪf ɪn wˈʌnz hˈændz/
to put one's life in one's hands
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to entrust someone with one's life

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to [put] {one's} life in {one's} hands definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "put one's life in one's hands" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "put one's life in one's hands" can be traced back to the concept of trust and reliance on someone else for protection or safety. The specific origin or historical event that led to the formation of this idiom is unclear. However, the expression likely emerged from the universal human experience of entrusting one's life to another person in situations where personal safety or well-being is at risk. It is typically used in contexts or occasions where an individual must rely entirely on someone else for their safety or well-being. It often arises in situations involving significant risks or potential danger.

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The child held tightly to the instructor's hand, putting his life in her hands as they crossed the busy street.
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