go out on a limb

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go out on a limb (third-person singular simple present goes out on a limb, present participle going out on a limb, simple past went out on a limb, past participle gone out on a limb)

  1. (idiomatic) To take a risk.
    He doesn't want to go out on a limb, but he really should give it a try sometime.
  2. to hazard a guess
    I’m going to go out on a limb here. You’re together?