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."