Definition of on the razor's edge in English:

on the razor's edge


  • In a precarious or dangerous position.

    ‘it is commonplace to believe that Finns live on the razor's edge, at the mercy of their powerful neighbor’
    • ‘People live on the razor's edge not knowing when the bomber will strike.’
    • ‘These folks are risk takers living on the razor's edge of life!’
    • ‘A racer who lived on the razor's edge, he wanted to know why Rindt's accident happened.’
    • ‘Its hipness is determined by the narrowness of the margin between art and fashion or between art and pornography; it dances on the razor's edge.’
    • ‘For it seems clear that until Knight finds the real answer, he'll live, as always, on the razor's edge.’
    • ‘It's the struggle to convert sunlight into fruit structure that keeps Argyle's wines on the razor's edge.’
    • ‘The crew had been on the razor's edge for over a year now, and was finally watching this phase of the war come to a close.’
    • ‘So even though they are on the razor's edge, the children of Chennai make the risky crossing each day.’
    • ‘We're not exactly perched on the razor's edge of narrative innovation.’
    • ‘That organisation has placed great chunks of the planet on the razor's edge of catastrophe.’