"out on a limb"
in a risky or dangerous situation
Related words and phrases:
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: How is your proposal for a radical new plan for a marketing strategy coming along?
Colleague 2: I'm almost finished.
Colleague 1: When are you going to present it to the boss?
Colleague 2: I'm not sure. The plan is so radical that I'm not sure I want to go out on a limb with it.
Colleague 1: Yes, pitching such a radical plan to the boss is very risky.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: How's Bill doing with his patio installation?
Friend 2: He keeps telling his wife that everything is fine and that he will be finished the patio soon.
Friend 1: But?
Friend 2: But, Bill has no idea what he's doing and he just keeps getting into more and more trouble and the job is costing more and more money.
Friend 1: I guess he's way out on a limb with his wife then.
Friend 2: Yes, Bill's going to be in a lot of trouble when his wife finds out.
Going out on a limb and exposing your feelings requires courage.
1) I'm going to out on a limb and say this song has a stalker feel to it.
2) If I had to go out on a limb, I'd project that September's jobs report will show a more-than-decent gain.
3) But a lot of us feel like just as we went out on a limb and supported Bill Clinton in 1992, we are as attracted to Barack Obama.
4) But by this time, they are, indeed, miles out on a limb with no scriptural support whatever!
5) This is very speculative; I'm really going out on a limb here, because it's something I know nothing about whatsoever.
6) I'm going out on a limb and predicting that they'll make it through this year without a major problem.
7) I am going to go out on a limb and attribute this definition of insanity to AA somewhere between 1935 and 1951.
8) It's claimed 32 lives so far. We'll go out on a limb and call this drug-related.
9) He got caught out on a limb at Stalingrad because he was reaching for the oil fields to the South.
10) I'm nonetheless going out on a limb and guessing that science will never, ever answer what I call " The Question".
11) It's going out on a limb to teach children to tap their right brain, it seems to me.
12) In short, he goes way, *way* out on a limb, and flatly predicts that human minds and bodies will have largely combined and integrated in the not too distant future.
13) Don't be afraid to put yourself out on a limb and speak to random people, you'll find they are just as nervous!
14) Going out on a limb is great if you're right.
15) I'll go out on a limb and suggest that Ann Coulter is decidedly not a princess.
16) I would be willing to go out on a limb and say most accidental pregnancies happen for similar reasons.
17) We can even go out on a limb and point to the kinds of evidence that would convince us we were mistaken.
18) I'm no architect, but I'll go out on a limb here and say that the old Prentice Hospital isn't the Parthenon.
19) I'm going to go out on a limb here and declare that Facebook is the most intense website in the world.
20) Most brand positions when done correctly puts a brand out on a limb. The differentiation is clear and often intimidating to a competitor.