untested waters

untested waters

A situation or circumstance that is foreign, unclear, or unfamiliar and which may be dangerous or difficult as a result. We're starting to get into untested waters exploiting these tax loopholes. If we aren't careful, the government may crack down on us hard! Though every precaution is being taken, this experimental procedure is still very much in untested waters.
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Sri Lanka cannot enter those untested waters without having some idea of the long-term consequences, not only for the nation's sovereignty but more so for national and geo-strategic security.
As a word of caution, there are no guarantees for this time frame because the application of this remediation is truly untested waters," Ingraham wrote in that message.
No administration has ever ventured into these untested waters in order to promote the right-wing agenda of the warmongering Likud.
Stella She meets Cole, 24, who has been taking testosterone for two years, who admits these are untested waters for the "trans generation".
Let's see, it's untested waters, why not?" Roque said.
Hey, Texplainer: If Angela Paxton is elected to Senate District 8, there are some untested waters both she and her husband will have to navigate.
Gokongwei has been called the 'industrialist challenger,' unafraid to venture into highly competitive new sectors like telecom, or dipping into untested waters, like petrochemicals, and nurturing them no matter how long it takes to achieve profitability.
But taken at face value, it points out that America's leading retailers are not above treading into new, untested waters. Put another way, because they lack the internal capacity to take the next step is no longer a guarantee that they won't step outside the conventional limits in which they have previously operated to search for another way to approach an issue--and circumvent a roadblock.
"The case had us working in untested waters with termination rights under the copyright law," she said.
But Turkey is in untested waters - never before has such an arrangement been necessary - and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have said they will not take part.
ey all come with an element of risk, whether it's the relatively untested waters of Craig Harrison or the successful but always well-backed Paul Cox.
The company began its process of charting untested waters with the Xcent, which sits in the fast growing compact sedan segment.
''But when you're in untested waters under a great deal of stress, bad things happen.''
The true breaking point in a modern financial crisis in our country has not been found yet as we continue to operate in murky and untested waters. Once the alarm sounds that the ship is sinking, all bets are off.
"Some may believe that the industry is treading untested waters, but that's not true.