dangerous ground


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dangerous ground

A topic or opinion that is likely to upset or offend others. I may be on dangerous ground with this opinion, but, as a mother myself, I really don't think women should breastfeed in public.
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dangerous ˈground

a situation or subject that is likely to make somebody angry, or that involves risk: We’d be on dangerous ground if we asked about race or religion.
See also: dangerous, ground
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They were proceeding onward without noise, when a scout who had been creeping about the ditches all night, to warn any stragglers from encroaching further on what was now such dangerous ground, peeped cautiously from his hiding-place, and called to them to stop.
Burch was about to tread on dangerous ground, she hastily asked her if one had to change cars many times going from Riverboro to Syria.
He was unwilling to leave her while they were still on dangerous ground.
Lucie should be spared the pain of separation; and her father, always reluctant to turn his thoughts towards the dangerous ground of old, should come to the knowledge of the step, as a step taken, and not in the balance of suspense and doubt.
This was bringing me (I felt) towards dangerous ground. I answered with a constraint I made no attempt to disguise, that I had seen Mr.
"I may be treading on dangerous ground; but what I feel about poets and artists in general is this: on your own lines, you can't be beaten-- granted; but off your own lines--puff--one has to make allowances.
WARY: HardieTHISTLE super sub Martin Hardie knows the Division One leaders will be on dangerous ground tonight in Methil.
Now we are being led towards an altogether less appealing prospect - a prolonged, nasty and dangerous ground war against the battle-hardened Taliban and little chance of snaring bin Laden unless we get lucky.
EMAIL service Another.comis treading on dangerous ground by switching from a free service to a paid-for service at the end of the month.
Concerns centre around the safety of some of the works due to dangerous ground conditions that needed to be rectified.
It follows safety concerns that the works were built on dangerous ground conditions that needed to be rectified before development.
The judge, he says, while denying him bond earlier made reference to circumstantial evidence which he thinks is dangerous ground to use.
On Dangerous Ground: Freud's Visual Cultures of the Unconscious
Mr Campbell was on dangerous ground since the last Labour Government left the finances in tatters.
Children shouldn't be scared to use the railway but they do need to understand that if they're on the tracks, they're on dangerous ground.
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