on thin ice
phrasal in a precarious or risky situation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • On thin ice — OTI, On Thin Ice, is Harvard s oldest improv comedy troupe. It was founded by Bridget Vucic. Another notable alum is Mike Roiff, who produced the recent film Waitress with Kerri Russell, and Rob Dubbin, an Emmy nominated writer for the Colbert… …   Wikipedia

  • on thin ice — we re standing on thin ice by testing Russia s patience Syn: in a risky situation, at risk, in peril, imperiled, living dangerously, living on the edge …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • on thin ice — adjective In a dangerous, hazardous, or delicate situation; at risk. Ever since he was caught stealing office supplies, he has been on thin ice with his boss …   Wiktionary

  • on thin ice — in a risky position, in danger    His grades are very low in this course. He s on thin ice …   English idioms

  • on thin ice — on a thin wire, in a delicate or dangerous situation …   English contemporary dictionary

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