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sail close to the wind

to do something that is dangerous or only just legal or acceptable: You were sailing a little close to the wind there when you made those remarks about his wife.
(Definition of sail close to the wind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sail close to the wind”
in Chinese (Simplified) 冒风险(干危险、几近违法或逾规的事情)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冒風險(做危險、幾近違法或逾規的事情)…
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