razor's edge

noun

variants 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 edge.
He walks a/the razor edge between humor and bad taste in his comedy.

Examples of razor's edge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walking a risky razor's edge between relatable and offensive, hilarious and horrifying, these films all have one thing in common: a willingness to go there. Debby Wolfinsohn, EW.com, 4 Feb. 2024 But tensions between the Israelis and Qataris are on a razor's edge after leaked audio of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu captured the Israeli leader disparaging Qatar in a conversation with Israeli hostage families. John Hudson, arkansasonline.com, 26 Jan. 2024 But in practice that justification rests on a razor's edge. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 9 Nov. 2010 Yet stocks may still be walking on the razor's edge these days, due to those high rates. Heard Editors, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2023

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“Razor's edge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razor%27s%20edge. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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