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English definition of “sail close to the wind”

sail close to the wind

to do something that is dangerous or only just legal or acceptable: You were sailing a bit close to the wind there when you made those remarks about his wife.Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
(Definition of sail close to the wind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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