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Re: Skating on potentially thin ice

Posted by ESC on December 10, 2002

In Reply to: Skating on potentially thin ice posted by tamio on December 10, 2002

: Help me please...
: is it the same meaning of *living on the edge*?

: Thanks in advance...

"Skating on thin ice" and "living on the edge." My opinion: I would say they are similar - a person in a precarious position. A hint of danger and the possibility of unexpected things happening. The phrases aren't exactly the same.

"Skating" is more of a warning to someone else or an observation about someone else. "He's skating on thin ice."

A person "living on the edge" makes me think of a person voluntarily taking risks just for the thrill. Mountain climbers and such.

I've never heard "skating potentially thin ice."