on a knife-edge

on a knife-edge

if a person or organization is on a knife-edge, they are in a difficult situation and are worried about what will happen in the future She's been living on a knife-edge since her ex-husband was released from prison last month. The theatre is on a financial knife-edge and must sell 75% of its seats every night to survive.
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It's fair to say that tonight's Arsenal-Milan tie isn't balanced on a knife-edge.