skate on thin ice

skate on thin ice

Fig. to be in a risky situation. (Fig. on the image of someone taking the risk of ice skating on thin ice.) I try to stay well informed so I don't end up skating on thin ice when the teacher asks me a question. You are skating on thin ice when you ask me that!
See also: ice, on, skate, thin
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POLITICANS may skate on thin ice but 40,000 spectators saw competitors in one of the world's fastest sports do it for real.