Translation of "knife edge" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

knife edge

noun uk /ˈnaɪf ˌedʒ/ us /ˈnaɪf ˌedʒ/
on a knife edge

in a difficult or worrying situation of which the result is very uncertain

处于摇摆不定的处境;处于令人焦虑的状态;结果未明
At the moment the election seems balanced on a knife edge. 此刻选举看起来尚未定局。
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˈnaɪfˌedʒ/ us /ˈnaɪfˌedʒ/
SHARP 锋利的

narrow and sharp

锋利的
We had to climb over a knife-edge mountain ridge. 我们不得不翻越一道陡峭的山脊。
UNCERTAIN 不确定

used to describe a situation where the result is very uncertain

处于摇摆不定的处境;处于令人焦虑的状态;结果未明
a knife-edge vote 结果难料的投票

(Translation of “knife edge” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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