knife edge Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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knife edgenoun

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on a knife edge in a ​difficult or ​worryingsituation of which the ​result is very ​uncertain: At the ​moment the ​electionseems balanced on a ​knifeedge.

knife-edgeadjective [before noun]

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knife edge adjective [before noun] (SHARP)

narrow and ​sharp: We had to ​climb over a knife-edge ​mountainridge.

knife edge adjective [before noun] (UNCERTAIN)

used to ​describe a ​situation where the ​result is very ​uncertain: a knife-edge ​vote
(Definition of knife edge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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