tempt fate

tempt fate

act rashly - informal


a fate worse than death

a terrible experience especially that of seduction or rape

1991 - Thomas Hayden - The Killing Frost – He dominated the conversation, holding the Hackett and Townshend women spellbound as he told of how he had broken up a white slave ring in Dublin and how he had rescued an innocent young girl from a fate worse than death.

seal his fate

make it inevitable that something unpleasant will happen to someone

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