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English definition of “out on a limb”

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out on a limb

having an opinion that is different from most people's and is unpopular: She's going out on a limb in criticizing her own party leadership.
Translations of “out on a limb”
in Chinese (Traditional) (意見)未得到衆人贊同的,孤立的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (意见)未得到众人赞同的,孤立的…
(Definition of out on a limb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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