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Study Point: hanging by a thread

Posted by burdujan pe 11/07/2009

1. Quote –

My job is hanging by a thread.

2. Definition –

hanging by a thread

– about to fail, fragile situation
– a atârna doar de un fir de păr, a fi în mare pericol

3. Examples –

The sleeve on this shirt is hanging by a thread. It could fall off at any time.
The patient was badly injured. His life was hanging by a thread.
Their relationship is hanging by a thread, they could get divorced at anytime.

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