touch-and-go

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touch-and-go

(tŭch′ən-gō′)
adj.
Dangerous and uncertain in nature or outcome; precarious; delicate: major surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.touch-and-go - fraught with dangertouch-and-go - 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"
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

touch-and-go

adjective
Requiring great tact or skill:
Translations

touch-and-go

[ˈtʌtʃənˈgəʊ]
A. N it's touch-and-go whether he'll surviveno se sabe si sobrevivirá
it was touch-and-go whether we'd arrive before we ran out of petrolno estaba nada seguro de que la gasolina nos fuera a dar para llegar
we made it, but it was touch-and-golo conseguimos, pero por los pelos
B. ADJ [decision] → difícil, dudoso

touch-and-go

adj to be touch-and-goriskant or prekär sein; it’s touch-and-go whether …es steht auf des Messers Schneide, ob …; he won eventually but it was touch-and-go for a whileer gewann schließlich, aber es stand eine Zeit lang auf des Messers Schneide; it’s touch-and-go if we’ll make ites ist noch vollkommen offen, ob wir es schaffen; after his operation it was touch-and-gonach der Operation hing sein Leben an einem Faden

touch-and-go

[ˌtʌtʃənˈgəʊ] adjincerto/a
it's touch-and-go whether ... → è incerto se...
it was touch-and-go with the sick man → il malato era tra la vita e la morte