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touch and go

noun
1.
a precarious or delicate state of affairs: It was touch and go there for a while during the operation.
2.
quick action or movement: the touch and go of city traffic.

Origin:
1645–55

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touch and go
 
adj
(touch-and-go when prenominal) risky or critical: a touch-and-go situation

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touch and go definition


Uncertain or precarious: “The doctors told the patient that, even though her disease was in remission, from now on it was touch and go.”

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touch and go definition


  1. mod.
    chancy. : It was touch and go for a while, but we are out of the woods now.
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