touch and go

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

  1. 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.
    I could sense it was touch and go whether I could get the lay.


touch and go

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