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shoal -- as in: run aground on a shoal
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Macbeth
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  • If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, With his surcease, success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all—here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,— We’d jump the life to come.

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  • The rocks,  shoals, and currents make it a treacherous journey.
  • His political career crashed on the shoals of unemployment and inflation.

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