on dangerous ground

Definition of on dangerous ground

  1. :  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

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

    :  able or likely to inflict injury or harm

groundplay
  1. :  the bottom of a body of water

    :  sediment

    :  ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. :  to bring to or place on the ground

    :  to cause to run aground

    :  to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past tense and past participle ofgrind


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