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The definition of touch and go refers to an uncertain situation where an outcome is not clear and could change any minute.
An example of touch and go is when a person is in the hospital and not stabilized and it is unclear whether he will pull through or not.
uncertain, risky, or precarious
Dangerous and uncertain in nature or outcome; precarious; delicate: major surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery.
(comparative more touch-and-go, superlative most touch-and-go)
- (idiomatic) attributive form of touch and go
- His touch-and-go condition kept his wife at the hospital for days.
- (aviation) A landing on a runway immediately followed by a takeoff without an intervening full stop.