lay sth on the line

lay sth on the line (expose to a chance of loss or damage) — рисковать чем-л; ставить что-л на карту

Example 1: "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong".

cf
[put one's head on the block]
[put one's neck on the line]
[stick one's neck out]

[sail close to the wind]