Touch-and-go meaning

tŭch'ən-gō'
Uncertain, risky, or precarious.
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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.

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Dangerous and uncertain in nature or outcome; precarious; delicate.

Major surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery.

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(idiomatic) Attributive form of touch and go.

His touch-and-go condition kept his wife at the hospital for days.

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(aviation) A landing on a runway immediately followed by a takeoff without an intervening full stop.
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His condition was touch and go for a time after the accident, but they think he will recover.

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