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 Dictionary entry overview: What does touch-and-go mean? 

TOUCH-AND-GO (adjective)
  The adjective TOUCH-AND-GO has 1 sense:

1. fraught with danger

  Familiarity information: TOUCH-AND-GO used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TOUCH-AND-GO (adjective)

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Fraught with danger


parlous; perilous; touch-and-go; precarious

Context examples:

dangerous waters / a parlous journey on stormy seas / a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat / the precarious life of an undersea diver / dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery


dangerous; unsafe (involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm)

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