out on a limb
phrasal in an exposed or dangerous position with little chance of retreat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • out on a limb — {adv. phr.} With your beliefs and opinions openly stated; in a dangerous position that can t be changed. * /The president went out on a limb and supported a foreign aid bill that many people were against./ * /Grandfather went out on a limb before …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out on a limb — {adv. phr.} With your beliefs and opinions openly stated; in a dangerous position that can t be changed. * /The president went out on a limb and supported a foreign aid bill that many people were against./ * /Grandfather went out on a limb before …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out on a Limb — may refer to: Out on a Limb (book), an autobiography by Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine Out on a Limb (film), a 1992 American comedy Out on a Limb (Arrested Development), an episode of Arrested Development Out on a Limb Records, an Irish… …   Wikipedia

  • Out on a Limb — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Out on a Limb est le titre original du dessin animé Donald blagueur (1950) Out on a Limb est un film de Francis Veber avec Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • out on a limb — If somebody s out on a limb, they are in a very exposed position and could get into difficulties …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • out on a limb — ► out on a limb isolated. Main Entry: ↑limb …   English terms dictionary

  • out on a limb — 1 the portrayal of Scotland as being out on a limb: ISOLATED, segregated, set apart, separate, cut off, solitary. 2 the government would not go out on a limb: IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION, vulnerable; informal sticking one s neck o …   Useful english dictionary

  • out on a limb —    If somebody s out on a limb, they are in a very exposed position and could get into difficulties.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you go out on a limb, you do something risky or unsupported by others, which leaves you in a difficult …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • out on a limb — in a situation where you lack support. He was pretty far out on a limb when he predicted the future of the industry two years ago. Usage notes: often used with go: I ll go out on a limb and pick the Panthers to win on Sunday …   New idioms dictionary

  • out\ on\ a\ limb — adv. phr. With your beliefs and opinions openly stated; in a dangerous position that can t be changed. The president went out on a limb and supported a foreign aid bill that many people were against. Grandfather went out on a limb before the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Out on a Limb — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Ein Yuppie steht im Wald Originaltitel: Out on a Limb Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1992 Länge: 79 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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