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Meaning of “out on a limb” in the English Dictionary

"out on a limb" in British English

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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 ​partyleadership.
(Definition of out on a limb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “out on a limb”
in Chinese (Simplified) (意见)未得到众人赞同的,孤立的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (意見)未得到衆人贊同的,孤立的…
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