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    frase

    What does "on a knife edge" mean?
    This segment is from Reuters report.

    ISTANBUL, May 27 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip
    Erdogan said a prosecutor's court bid to close the ruling AK
    Party was on a knife edge and the uncertainty was putting the
    brakes on foreign investment, newspapers reported on Tuesday.
    Thanks in advance.
    Armen Koloyan

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    Re: frase

    Quote Originally Posted by Armenoid View Post
    What does "on a knife edge" mean?
    This segment is from Reuters report.

    ISTANBUL, May 27 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip
    Erdogan said a prosecutor's court bid to close the ruling AK
    Party was on a knife edge and the uncertainty was putting the
    brakes on foreign investment, newspapers reported on Tuesday.
    Thanks in advance.
    Armen Koloyan
    On a knife edge-in a difficult and worrying situation.


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    Re: frase

    What do you predict? Will his bid be successful or not successful?

    Could it go either way? The writer is saying 'yes - the odds are so finely balanced, as if the eventual decision were balanced on the edge of a knife and could come down either way, it is so uncertain what the court will decide.

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