Kamikaze is an adjective to describe a particularly hare-brained scheme or endeavour which carries enough risk so as to be considered almost suicidal.
The origin of this phrase, which means “God Wind” or “Divine Wind” in Japanese, were the suicide attacks by Japanese fighter planes against Allied ships in the final stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II.
The tactic involved crash landing a plane fully laden with bombs on Allied ships and this proved to be a significantly more deadly threat than conventional attacks.
A Kamikaze is also a mixed drink made from equal parts vodka, triple sec and lime juice.
“That cross-country race is too kamikaze for me, mate!”.