meaning and examples of the Phrase

On dangerous ground

pronunciation:
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American (female):
on shaky ground & on dangerous ground
Fig. [of an idea or proposal] on an unstable or questionable foundation; [of an idea or proposal] founded on a risky premise.
When you suggest that we are to blame, you are on shaky ground. There is no evidence that we are at fault.
The case for relying solely on nuclear energy seems to be on dangerous ground.

if you are on dangerous ground, you are talking about a subject which might upset or offend people.

The author is on dangerous ground when he starts criticizing modern women's literature.
She sensed she was treading on dangerous ground when her father began to look rather annoyed.

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