touch-and-go

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Francois

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Cambridge dict said:
describes a situation which is uncertain:
The doctor says that it's touch-and-go whether Mary will be okay
Is it commonly used? If no, what expression is more frequent?
Is it restricted to some contexts (eg. medical) ?

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It is commonly used, and it is not restricted to any particular context.

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Medicine, business, politics, relationships,etc; as Ron says,anywhere it's applicable.;-)
 

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His business is touch-and-go
Governments are touch-and-go in that part of the world

Correct?

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As Cambridge indicated, I would apply it to a situation rather than to a business or a government. Example:
  • It was touch and go for a while whether we would make that deadline.

Does that help?

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Yes. Something like that.

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