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swim with sharks

1. Literally, to be in the water with sharks. My brother is a real adventurer—he's bungee jumped before and has even swam with sharks!
2. To be involved with cunning, possibly dangerous, people. I know you think you're a hustler, but you're swimming with sharks now—you could lose all your money against these guys. Before you start swimming with sharks, consider this—the last guy who went into business with them wound up dead!
See also: shark, swim
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Trish, of Appleton, Oxon, first got the daredevil bug when she swam with sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
FIN-DRAISER Jean swam with sharks to get sponsor money for Troon RNLI fund
I have never swam with sharks, but maybe one day I can now do it.
BRAVE workers at DIY retailer Wickes have jumped out of planes, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and even swam with sharks to raise millions of pounds for research into blood cancers.
The actress swam with sharks for her upcoming flick.
KATIE GOLDSBROUGH, eight, of St Benedict's: "When I was in Spain I swam with sharks.
He swam with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef -- not great whites, though.
While filming in South Africa he swam with sharks and whales, did his first sky-dive and went on a horseback safari.
BUS depot controller Rob Hartshorn swam with sharks on his honeymoon in the Maldives, but he struggled with a dragonfly back in Leamington.