touch and go

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touch and go (comparative more touch and go, superlative most touch and go)

  1. (idiomatic) Precarious, delicate, dangerous, risky, sensitive or of uncertain outcome.
    His condition was touch and go for a time after the accident, but they think he will recover.


touch and go

  1. (nautical) To touch bottom lightly and without damage, as a vessel in motion.