To act just within the limits of what’s legal or socially acceptable, to push boundaries.
“They fired their accountant because he sailed too close to the wind.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘Sail close to the wind’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘Sail close to the wind’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.