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English definition of “hostage to fortune”

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hostage to fortune

an action or statement that could create problems for you later: The prime minister was extremely cautious, saying nothing inflammatory and giving no hostages to fortune.
Translations of “hostage to fortune”
in Chinese (Traditional) 將來可能會引起麻煩的言行, 冒險行為, 冒險言論…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将来可能会引起麻烦的言行, 冒险行为, 冒险言论…
(Definition of hostage to fortune from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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