Definition of touch-and-go adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



; NAmE
[not usually before noun] (informal)
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used to say that the result of a situation is uncertain and that there is a possibility that something bad or unpleasant will happen She's fine now, but it was touch-and-go for a while (= there was a possibility that she might die). It was touch-and-go whether they’d allow him into the country or not.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: touch-and-go