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Out On A Limb

April 30, 2010

Take a chance or to gamble.  Look at a tree and the individual branches or limbs. If you climb up the tree and then climb out on a limb, the further you go, the weaker and smaller  the limb is.  As you move out on the branch the more chance you have of the limb breaking and you falling.  So, the further you go out on a limb, the more you are gambling with your own body.

We will say “He is out on a limb,” meaning he is taking a chance.  This phrase is not limited to gambling, but can be used to describe anybody doing something that has a lot of risk.

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