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.
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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.
But after seeing Tom Lawrence come up with a superb secondhalf winner in Tbilisi, Wales boss Coleman focused on the Republic game and said: "We're on dangerous ground if we go in with a game plan of trying to soak the pressure up for 90 minutes.
The Action for Consumerism and Transparency in Nation Building (Action), through spokesperon Jake Silo, said COA was treading on dangerous ground in seeking to void a public-private partnership (PPP) of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for the production of alien certificate of registration identity cards (ACR I-Cards).
Vicki Beadle, community safety manager from Network Rail, said: "We are urging parents to remind their children that if they are on the railway, they are on dangerous ground.
Graham Hopkins, head of safety at NR, said: "We are urging parents to remind their children that if they are on the railway, they are on dangerous ground.
The group recently released a report titled "On Dangerous Ground," which states that there were 185 recorded killings of environmental activists worldwide in 2015.
Potters boss Sparky said: "It seemed to be led by social media, which is maybe dangerous ground if people on Twitter are going to tell the Premier League who to appoint for individual games.
According to Teguh, the slippery and dangerous ground resulted from the heavy rain made the rescuer team only capable to carry 6 bodies as of Wednesday noon from the crash site that spans 18 kilometer away to Oksibil, the nearest area from the crash site.
LADY IN RED HELEN Mirren could have been on dangerous ground when she decided to wear the same red Dolce & Gabbana dress as 23-yearold pop star Rita Ora.
Bruce Scates, On Dangerous Ground, UWA Publishing, Crawley, WA, 2012.
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