Idiom of the week – Go out on a limb
Posted by englishlessons on February 1, 2012
Put yourself in a risky position to support someone or something
She went out on a limb to recommend this new approach.
I think he’s going out on a limb investing in this new start-up. It’s a bit risky.
Think of climbing a tree and then moving out on a branch or limb. The concern is whether the branch will be strong enough to support your weight. If it isn’t, the branch could break, and you would fall to the ground.
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