Out On A Limb – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS


Out On A Limb  – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.


taking a chance or a daring step


“Jeremy went out on a limb, when he decided to give a stranger who had been robbed, a place to rest in his home and all the money he had saved.”

“I don’t want to go out on a limb, but I think we can afford to do it.”

“If I had to go out on a limb, I would say that it will be a month before your merchandise will be delivered.”



  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    “He was pretty far ________________ when he predicted the future of the industry two years ago. 
    A. out on a limb
    B. throwing money down the drain
    C. hit and run
    D. had chemistry
  2. Describe the chance you took at risk. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – When it happened
    – What the chance was
    – What the risk you had to faced
    And explain what did you learn from this chance

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