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Consider:

His advisers, such as Dominic Cummings, had a proclivity for honesty bordering on the suicidal.- the Guardian ---

How does the phrase in the bold affect the meaning of the sentence as a whole? As far as I could deduce, it means that Dominic Cummings, was inclined to being honest even if it proved disastrous to him, but is this correct?

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Yes, your understanding of the sentence is correct.

  • move to comment may be? – JuliandotNut Aug 3 '14 at 12:59

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