Monday, February 15, 2010

Skating on thin ice

With the Winter Olympics on, I thought it would be a good opportunity to include some sporting idioms.

Not being a very cold climate, we don’t have too many wintry idioms but we do have skating on thin ice.

It sounds risky doesn’t it?

That’s exactly what it is.

When he asked for a rise after that made his colleagues redundant, he was skating on very thin ice.

The Poles are rightly proud of their ski-jumping medallist, Adam MaƂysz. The most famous British ski-jumper was Eddie the Eagle! He was a bit of a clown and not very talented but he is the British record holder; if he managed to get down without crashing, he always got a big cheer!

Given his ability, he was skating on thin ice to practice such a sport!