Definition of dangerous ground/territory
: a situation in which a person may do or say something that will have a bad result, make people angry, etc. As the conversation turned to politics, I knew we were heading into dangerous territory. You know you're treading on dangerous ground, don't you?
Word by Word Definitions
: involving possible injury, pain, harm, or loss : characterized by danger
: able or likely to inflict injury or harm
: the bottom of a body of water
: ground coffee beans after brewing
: to bring to or place on the ground
: to cause to run aground
: to provide a reason or justification for
: past tense and past participle ofgrind
: a geographic area belonging to or under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority
: an administrative subdivision of a country
: a part of the U.S. not included within any state but organized with a separate legislature
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