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[tuhch-uh n-goh] /ˈtʌtʃ ənˈgoʊ/
risky; precarious:
a touch-and-go descent down the mountain.
hasty, sketchy, or desultory.
Origin of touch-and-go
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • The pilot of the powered parachute stated that he performed several touch-and-go landings at the departure airport.
  • The pilot stated that he flew to a nearby airport to practice touch-and-go landings.
  • The airplane veered off the runway and collided with trees while performing a touch-and-go takeoff and landing.
  • The pilot had made multiple touch-and-go landings prior to the accident.
  • The pilot stated he intended to make a touch-and-go landing.
  • touch-and-go operations by jet aircraft are to be avoided.

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