Idiom of the Week: On Thin Ice

Meaning: To be in a risky or potentially dangerous situation.

Examples:

I’m on thin ice with my boss because I’ve been late two days in a row.

“You’re on thin ice!” said the angry mother to her children.

If he gets arrested again he’s going to spend a long time in prison – he’s on very thin ice.

 

Pop Quiz:

Which is an example of being on thin ice?

A.  Driving and texting at the same time.

B.  Forgetting to wish your girlfriend happy birthday.

C.  Not doing your homework.

To see the correct answer, clock on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A, B, and C. All three examples are potentially dangerous situations. A is physically dangerous, B is emotionally dangerous, and C is academically dangerous.

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