dicey


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a bit dicey

Carrying a certain degree of risk or danger; uncertain of a favorable outcome. This street looks a bit dicey, I think we should walk another way home. This merger deal could be a bit dicey for the company.
See also: bit, dicey

dicey

(ˈdɑɪsi)
mod. touchy; chancy; touch and go. Things are just a little dicey right now.
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Dicey and Rand Conclusion: Fulfilling the Aspirations of Legality as Reason
Jennings acutely observed that, from 'the Whig point of view', Dicey saw the constitution as 'an instrument for protecting the fundamental rights of the citizen, and not as an instrument for enabling the community to provide services for the benefit of its citizens,' (69) though, to complete one's understanding of Dicey's position, one should add that Dicey, for reasons he thought good, wanted to keep it the way he saw it.
8) Dicey Hastings holds that particular position, in the sense that she has left Mississippi long enough now "to have the perspective of an outsider" on the world of her kin "even while she retains an insider's knowledge of that world," a status "crucial to her ability to recognize the discrepancies between what the family says about itself and some of what has actually happened" (Mortimer, p.
But predicting volcanic eruptions remains a dicey science.
It's a dicey proposition to say that direct foreign investments are OK without referencing citations supporting that--for example, letter rulings, Department of Labor advisory opinions, court decisions or IRS regulations.
Will the Mexican corporate miracle continue straight through this dicey presidential election year?
The use of a new characterization for Supreme Court doctrine is always a dicey proposition.
Even so, other researchers agree that taking echinacea--in any form--could be a dicey proposition for some.
Rejecting the moral strictures of their elders and social betters, they were enthusiastic participants in the burgeoning culture of commercial amusements, eager to experiment with dicey new forms of sexual expression that offered them new pleasures but also confronted them with new dangers.
Politically, this is dicey because peer pressure is to "wait and see.
He was quoted as saying, "It's dicey in terms of how much it would backfire with the people back home.
By cutting off financial backing for dicey, low interest 'teaser' loans that balloon astronomically, Freddie Mac will prevent families, a disproportionate number of whom are minorities, from losing their homes.
Dylan Whitty, aged 30, Jamie Simpson, 26, Craig Adamson, 23, and Matthew Dicey, 40, who are all charged with assisting an offender, also pleaded not guilty.
HOLDING TIGHT She has retrieved the woman's scarf MADNESS Girl is hanging in mid-air DICEY The girl dangles over a fifth-floor balcony