I have here a passage from the diary, where it seems to have been touch-and-go.
"It's been touch-and-go as it is," he murmured, pressing his hand against his side.
He managed to elude his fellow-countrymen as it happened, but it was "touch-and-go" with him.
Facts showed that our belief was right, though it was a touch-and-go chance.
It is a touch-and-go affair; the stimulus ...