on shaky ground

idiom

: weak and likely to break down, collapse, or fail : not strong or well supported
Their marriage is on shaky ground.
His argument/theory rests on shaky ground.

Examples of on shaky ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the Texas and Florida laws are on shaky ground, the ruling leaves open the door to other forms of social media regulation. Will Oremus, Washington Post, 2 July 2024 President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is on shaky ground with young, progressive voters over his handling of the Israel-Hamas war, with student protests blowing up on college campuses nationwide. Ken Tran, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2024 But helping the court become a modern, respected institution, where none of the justices’ characters or motivations is questioned, should be a bipartisan goal at a time when the pillars of our democracy are on shaky ground. Gabe Roth, Twin Cities, 19 June 2024 This is another comedy that started off on shaky ground but became one of the best ensemble comedies after about a year or two. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 18 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for on shaky ground 

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“On shaky ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20shaky%20ground. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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