July 13, 2006

out on a limb

Posted in Idioms at 10:10 am by Feng

out on a limb — In a difficult, awkward, or vulnerable position [dict]

On ‘Friends’, Chandler felt that Joey didn’t like his girlfriend, Janice. So he asked Joey: “You know, I may be way out on a limb here, but do you have a problem with Janice?” It’s a useful phrase if you are about to say something embarrassing.

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