English version

knife-edge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishknife-edgeˈknife-edge noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 1 UNCERTAINa situation in which the result is extremely uncertainon a knife-edge 🔊 His future in the job is balanced on a knife-edge. 🔊 a knife-edge vote2 WORRIEDa situation which makes someone very anxiouson a knife-edge 🔊 Living with him, she is constantly on a knife-edge. 🔊 the knife-edge of insecurity3 SHARPsomething that is narrow or sharp
Examples from the Corpus
on a knife-edge• If you wanted to live on a knife-edge and a shoestring all at the same time, this is what you bought.• That left the tussle on a knife-edge but the tail-enders produced the goods for Ulster.on a knife-edge• If you wanted to live on a knife-edge and a shoestring all at the same time, this is what you bought.• That left the tussle on a knife-edge but the tail-enders produced the goods for Ulster.
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