touch and go
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Example sentences from the Web for touch and go
START ratification is touch-and-go, too, since, being a treaty, it requires a two-thirds majority to pass.
He managed to elude his fellow-countrymen as it happened, but it was "touch-and-go" with him.The adventures of Kimble Bent|James Cowan
Watching our chances, the rest of us swarmed up between swells, but it was touch-and-go all the time and took a long while.Stories of the Ships|Lewis R. Freeman
This touch-and-go sort of battling was too strenuous even for the giant Cimmerian.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
I was glad that when riding this road in the dark I had not realised it was in quite such a touch-and-go condition.Through the Land of the Serb|Mary Edith Durham
These touch-and-go experiments form no part of the strict duties of the chulo; his exclusive province is the banderilla.
British Dictionary definitions for touch and go
Cultural definitions for touch and go
Uncertain or precarious: “The doctors told the patient that, even though her disease was in remission, from now on it was touch and go.”
Idioms and Phrases with touch and go
Extremely uncertain or risky, as in It was touch and go after the surgery; we were not sure he'd survive it, or It was touch and go but they finally gave me a seat on the plane. This idiom implies that a mere touch may cause a calamity. [Early 1800s]