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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 deal

A situation or agreement that carries a certain degree of risk or danger. I don't know what exactly is going on, man. It sounds like a bit of a dicey deal to me. This merger could be a bit of a dicey deal for the company.
See also: deal, dicey
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mod. touchy; chancy; touch and go. Things are just a little dicey right now.
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