razor's edge

variants: or

razor edge

Definition of razor's edge

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

razorplay
  1. :  a keen-edged cutting instrument for shaving or cutting hair

edgeplay
  1. :  the cutting side of a blade

    :  the sharpness of a blade

    :  force, effectiveness

  1. :  to give an edge to

    :  to be on an edge of

    :  to move or force gradually


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up razor's edge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!