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be (walking/treading/skating) on thin ice

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe (walking/treading/skating) on thin icebe (walking/treading/skating) on thin icePROBLEMto be in a situation in which you are likely to upset someone or cause trouble I was on thin ice, and I knew it. thin
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be (walking/treading/skating) on thin iceIt had been granted grudgingly and she knew she was on thin ice as far as her superiors were concerned.He was on thin ice before.
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