dangerous waters


: a difficult or complicated situation
We are entering into dangerous waters whenever we discuss religion in public.

Examples of dangerous waters in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The highest risk runs through Saturday evening but the dangerous waters may linger on Easter Sunday and into the early part of the week. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 30 Mar. 2024 Kane attempted to make the journey once before, but her boat was struck by dangerous waters that forced her to return to shore. Ian Pannell, ABC News, 26 Jan. 2024 Attacks on Red Sea shipping might raise prices for consumers because cargo carriers take longer routes to avoid dangerous waters for now. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2023 They were known for their social isolation, continuous mental torment and the knowledge that dangerous waters would make escape nearly impossible. Karlijn Korpershoek, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 June 2023 Lighthouses were once powerful beacons that helped sailors and ships safely navigate dangerous waters and rocky coastlines. Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 Footage of the rescue posted online shows a Coast Guard diver being lowered on a wire from the helicopter and hoisting the surfer out of the dangerous waters. Gina Martinez, CBS News, 30 Apr. 2023

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“Dangerous waters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dangerous%20waters. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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