touch-and-go

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noun \ ˌtəch-ən(d)-ˈgō \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of touch-and-go

:an airplane landing followed immediately by application of power and a takeoff and usually executed as one of a series for practice at landings

First Known Use of touch-and-go

1945


touch and go

adjective

Definition of touch and go

:unpredictable as to outcome :uncertain
  • it was touch and go there for a while

First Known Use of touch and go

1800


TOUCH-AND-GO Defined for English Language Learners

touch and go

adjective

Definition of touch and go for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe a situation in which no one is sure what will happen and there is a chance that the result will be bad


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