Meaning of touch and go

touch' and go'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a precarious or delicate state of affairs: It was touch and go there for a while during the operation.
  2. quick action or movement: the touch and go of city traffic.


Pronunciation: (tuch'un-gō'), [key]
— adj.
  1. risky; precarious: a touch-and-go descent down the mountain.
  2. hasty, sketchy, or desultory.
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