swim with sharks

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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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There, Iolo swims with sharks, manta rays, and barracudas.
The six-part series, which starts on January 11 on S4C, takes him on a tour around western Europe - though the first show kicks off in the middle of the Irish Sea, where Iolo swims with sharks, manta rays, and barracudas.
JAWS-DROPPING Z Brave Lesley swims with sharks and photographs the creatures
Cape Town marine biologist Halle Berry swims with sharks. If only this dip into an over-infested pool were bite-sized, like the lean Open Water.