Meaning of Idiom ‘Go Out On a Limb’
To go out on a limb means to state an opinion or take a positon that is very different to most other people. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002
See parent idiom out on a limb
Examples Of Use
“I’m going out on a limb by giving you another chance to qualify for the team. You have to get your grades up,” said the coach.
“If you’re not willing to go out on a limb for your team, you’re not a good leader,” said the sergeant.
“It’s not as if we’re going out on a limb. The majority support her for president. We should endorse her now and get on with it.”
See out on a limb origin.
More Idioms Starting with G
- Green With Envy
- Give Someone a Break
- Give Me a Break
- Give Your Right Arm (for something)
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|1.||↲||McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge University Press, 2002|