Out on a limb


Explanation: What is an idiom?

Give an opinion that you don't have much evidence to support.

Context:

"Hello George."

"Hmmff!"

"How are you?"

"Hmmff hummff!"

"Can I get you a drink?"

"Hmmff, pint."

"Now George. From the tone of your replies I would guess, and I may be going out on a limb here, that all is not wonderful in the George Harris household. Am I right."

"Hmmff!"

"Why don't you tell me what the matter is...Oh I see, you'd prefer to write it down, I see. Give it here then and let me read it."

"Hmmff!"

"'I've got... footcake.'"

"Hmmff hmmff hmmff hhhmmmfff!!"

"What's a footcake? Is it your birthday?"

"TOOTHACHE! I got bloody toothache!!! Ow!!"

"Oh I see. Better get this down you then, take away the pain."

Notes:

Your limbs are your arms and legs. A limb is also the branch of a tree. There is a danger or risk involved when you go out on the limb of a tree. If it's thick, it might not hold you and you may fall. If you go out on a limb in saying something, it's a bit risky, because you're not 100% sure of what you are saying.

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