Touch and Go




Previous Page

Touch and Go : Phrases



Meaning:

A risky, precarious situation.


Example:

Wally made a
touch and go landing at the Boundary Bay airport after coming through severe cross-winds.


Origin:

In the days of stagecoaches, drivers were often intensely competitive, seeking to charge past one another, on narrow roads, at grave danger to life and limb. If the vehicle's wheels became entangled, both would be wrecked. If they were lucky, the wheels would only touch and the coaches could still go on.





Phrases Index





From Touch and Go to HOME PAGE





privacy policy