skate on thin ice

Skate on thin ice

Meaning: Generally, it means that if you make one more mistake, you will be punished somehow.

Context: It is mostly used by parents to their children. "You're skating on thin ice, missy." It is also used sometimes by bosses to their employees, to suggest that a demotion might be underway.

skate on thin ice — to risk danger, harm or embarrassment, especially through lack of care or good judgement( — [играть с огнем]