knife-edge knife-edge

Definition(s):

  • (n) a narrow boundary

Usage(s):

  1. Lebanon heads to the polls in June for knife-edge parliamentary elections.
  2. But Bhardwaj chose not a bank or newsroom but the Muslim underworld, and that imbues the film with urban slickness and the knife-edge insecurity of dog-eat-dog violence.
  3. Lebanon already faces a tense period in the months leading to knife-edge parliamentary elections scheduled for June 7.

News

  • Toyota Tries on Corolla Look That’s Just Different Enough

    In the first big test of its push for sharper styling, Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) revealed a redesign of its top-selling Corolla with knife-edge creases, a gaping, trapezoidal grille and a sports sedan slant.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "We are on a knife-edge," Mr Mandelson said, before his meetings today with President Bush and Susan Schwab, the US Trade Representative. "We have to engage President Bush personally, because this deal can only be done with his authority."
    on Jan 7, 2007 By: Peter Mandelson Source: Times Online

  2. Three-time major winner Harrington said: "I obviously struggled a bit all day. Those three holes were pretty simple up and downs and I didn't make them. I was hanging on a knife-edge all day, but I learnt a few things - as you always do in these...
    on Mar 14, 2010 By: Padraig Harrington Source: BBC Sport

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