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hang by a thread

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhang by a threadhang by a threadDANGEROUSif something is hanging by a thread, it is in a very dangerous situation and may not continue He is still in hospital, his life hanging by a thread. hang
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hang by a threadEd was just hanging by a thread.Liputin's teeth are by no means the only things that hang by a thread.His job is hanging by a thread, as it is.Hopes of a title hat-trick hang by a thread, but all is not quite lost.
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