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Out on a Limb 1100 Words You Need Week 28

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Out on a Limb 1100 Words You Need

Out on a Limb 1100 Words You Need Week 28 Day 4 with authentic materials, synonyms, antonyms and flashcards for GRE, TOEFL & IELTS

in a position not supported by anyone else, in a dangerous or exposed position, having an unpopular opinion compared to others which can cause friction and conflict, at stake, at risk, in danger, out in the open, exposed, unprotected

Origin of To Go Out On a Limb
This idiom most likely developed from the practice of climbing trees, in which the farther away from the trunk (or, in other words, the further out on the limb) that a person went, the more dangerous it was.

This explains why this idiom is associated with various types of risk taking, including risk by assuming something without all the facts or by trying to help another person at one’s own possible detriment.

Source: https://writingexplained.org/

Antonyms: covered, protected, shielded

Farsi: داشتن نظر متفاوت با دیگران

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