English version

sail close to the wind

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsail close to the windsail close to the windBritish EnglishRISK to do or say something that is nearly wrong, illegal, or dishonest sail
Examples from the Corpus
sail close to the windThey had quite a reputation for sailing close to the wind.With his own property, it was perhaps easier too for a baron to take risks or sail close to the wind.
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