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thin ice

universal symbol of possible danger. [Folklore: Misc.]
See: Danger
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All three engines are at work, for the sooner we have skated over this thin ice the better.
I don't know what you chaps think, but it strikes me that we are on mighty thin ice all this time."
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Th Gauchos say they often pass at full speed over ground whic would be impassable at a slower pace; in the same manne as a man is able to skate over thin ice. When hunting, th party endeavours to get as close as possible to the herd with out being discovered.
Others walked as upon thin ice. The greater part of the untested men appeared quiet and absorbed.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 8 (ANI): The current political crisis in the state will be resolved and the government will run smoothly, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said on Monday as his coalition with the Congress appeared to be on thin ice.
Two team-mates rushed over to help Mr Putin, 66 - but whoever posted video footage of the macho leader's tumble could be skating on thin ice.
The Thin Ice Sub-Zero variation equips this icy warrior with more projectile attacks that helps him keep his opponents at bay if they want to get in.
O'Grady added: "The government is skating on thin ice by relying on household debt to drive growth.
The sixth volume in an outstanding graphic novel series by the team of Cauvin and Laudec, "Skating on Thin ice" is consistently laugh out loud funny from first page to last and will prove to be a welcome and appreciated addition to personal reading lists and community library graphic novel collections.
Arkady Polishchuk; DANCING ON THIN ICE; DoppelHouse Press (Nonfiction: Autobiography & Memoir) 29.95 ISBN: 9780998777030
Upon shooting a pheasant that landed out on "thin ice," the owner of the 75-pound Lab sends the dog to retrieve.