knife-edge

NOUN
  1. a narrow boundary
    he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity
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How To Use knife-edge In A Sentence

  • In what was described as a knife-edge decision, the members of the board voted by four votes to two in favour of the transfer.
  • Most knife-edge doomwatch since the Cuban Missile. Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me
  • After another couple of hours, we made our way gradually along a knife-edge ridge, careful to stay off the cornice which hung over a spectacular 1,000 metre drop to our right.
  • The economy is still on a knife-edge and there is growing popular discontent with falling living standards and the lack of basic democratic rights.
  • The game is poised on a knife-edge. One mistake or one piece of good luck could decide it.
  • This is going to be the most knife-edge election for a long, long time.
  • With its future on a knife-edge, GM delivered a blunt warning that unless its creditors accepted the plan, it would declare bankruptcy and leave the courts to carve up the company.
  • At the moment the election seems balanced on a knife-edge.
  • We dropped our packs and did a fast recon up to the base to find our line: a steep couloir to a knife-edge ridge to the summit.
  • He's on a knife-edge about his exam results.
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