on dangerous ground

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

dangerous play
  1. : involving possible injury, pain, harm, or loss : characterized by danger

  2. : able or likely to inflict injury or harm

ground play
  1. : the bottom of a body of water

  2. : sediment

  3. : ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. : to bring to or place on the ground

  2. : to cause to run aground

  3. : to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past tense and past participle of grind


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