on dangerous ground


: doing or saying something that may cause anger or criticism
When a politician talks about raising taxes, he's on dangerous ground.

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Recent Examples on the Web Putin is on dangerous ground Russia is still losing troops and equipment at a dangerous pace, said Thomas Grove and Yaroslav Trofimov in The Wall Street Journal. Harold Maass, The Week, 25 Aug. 2023

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“On dangerous ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20dangerous%20ground. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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