be touch-and-go(redirected from are touch-and-go)
To be unstable or apt to change. Their engagement has been so touch-and-go that I'm not sure they'll ever get married. Nancy's condition has been touch-and-go since the surgery, but the doctor is optimistic that she'll make a full recovery.
to not be at all certain (often + whether ) After the accident it was touch-and-go whether she would survive.