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    I am not sure if Ive understood it correctly, but other day I heard the expression "poke the bear".

    Do you know what it means ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: idiom/expression

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaLima
    I am not sure if Ive understood it correctly, but other day I heard the expression "poke the bear".

    Do you know what it means ?
    I don't know what that expression means, but I advise you not to poke the bear.

    :wink:

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    Poke the bear means to do something provocative or dangerous- if a bear is hibernating, poking him might make him rather angry.

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    "let sleeping dogs lie"

    Another form of the same idea.

    Kick a sleeping dog and you just might get bitten.

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