razor's edge

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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

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

  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

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