touch-and-go

[tuhch-uhn-goh]
adjective
1.
risky; precarious: a touch-and-go descent down the mountain.
2.
hasty, sketchy, or desultory.

Origin:
1805–15

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touch-and-go

adjective
fraught with danger; "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery" [syn: parlous
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Example sentences
Their obsession with short-term, touch-and-go profits amplify the magnitude of
  every movement, be it up or down.
Over the course of the film, the two develop a prickly touch-and-go
  relationship.
Aircraft conducting touch-and-go and stop-and-go operations are considered to
  be departing from an intersection.
The student pilot was performing the first of three planned touch-and-go
  landings and takeoffs.
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