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Meaning of “hostage to fortune” in the English Dictionary

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hostage to fortune

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