be touch-and-go

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be 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.

be touch-and-go

to not be at all certain (often + whether ) After the accident it was touch-and-go whether she would survive.