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be on a razor-edge

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  • razor-edge — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an edge comparable to a razor s edge (as in fineness, sharpness, hazardous possibilities) an appetite whetted to a razor edge …   Useful english dictionary

  • razor edge — noun an edge that is as sharp as the cutting side of a razor • Hypernyms: ↑edge …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) on a razor edge — be on the ˈrazor s edge | be on a ˈrazor edge idiom to be in a difficult situation where any mistake may be very dangerous • Social workers operate on the razor s edge. Main entry: ↑razoridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • on a razor edge — If something is on a razor edge, it it is in a risky situation and the outcome is very uncertain …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • razor's edge — (or razor edge) used in various phrases to refer to a dangerous position or a position in which two different things are carefully balanced He s a thrill seeker who likes living on the razor s edge. The country s future is balanced on a razor s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • razor — n. & v. n. an instrument with a sharp blade used in cutting hair esp. from the skin. v.tr. 1 use a razor on. 2 shave; cut down close. Phrases and idioms: razor back an animal with a sharp ridged back, esp. a rorqual. razor bill an auk, Alca torda …   Useful english dictionary

  • edge tool — Synonyms and related words: adz, ax, blade, bread knife, bushwhacker, butcher knife, carving knife, chaser, chisel, cleaver, clipper, clippers, cold steel, cutlery, cutter, cutting edge, dagger, edge, edge tools, featheredge, gouge, hack, hatchet …   Moby Thesaurus

  • edge — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Extreme border Nouns 1. edge, verge, brink, brow, brim, curb, margin, limit, boundary, border, skirt, rim, flange, side; mouth, jaws, lip; frame, fringe, flounce, frill, trim[ming], edging, skirting, hem …   English dictionary for students

  • razor — ra|zor [ˈreızə US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: raseor, from raser; RAZE] 1.) a tool with a sharp blade, used to remove hair from your skin →↑shaver ▪ an electric razor ▪ a disposable razor 2.) be on a razor/razor s edge …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • razor — noun (C) 1 a sharp instrument used for removing hair, especially from a man s face: an electric razor 2 be on a razor edge to be in a dangerous position where a mistake could be very dangerous: Politically we are on a razor edge. Whatever… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • edge — Synonyms and related words: A, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acme, acridity, acrimony, acuity, aculeate, acuminate, acumination, acuteness, adjoin, advantage, air line, allowance, alpha, anxious, apex, apogee, apprehensive, asperity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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