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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 bit close to the wind there when you made those remarks about his wife.
Translations of “sail close to the wind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 冒風險(做危險、幾近違法或逾規的事情)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冒风险(干危险、几近违法或逾规的事情)…
(Definition of sail close to the wind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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