Значение идиомы hang by a thread

[hang by a thread] or [hang by a hair] {v. phr.} To depend on avery small thing; be in doubt.

For three days Tom was so sick thathis life hung by a thread.

As Joe got ready to kick a field goal, the result of the game hung by a hair.

Compare: HANG IN THE BALANCE.


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Значение идиомы hang by a thread