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1(de cuchillo, navaja etc) filo masculinobefore noun knife-edge crease — (de los pantalones) raya bien marcada femenino
- Gas supplies, however, are on a knife-edge and any problem, including minor equipment breakdowns or higher summer temperatures, will produce immediate cuts.
- In what was described as a knife-edge decision, the members of the board voted by four votes to two in favour of the transfer.
- If you don't back your files up, especially if you're a very small business, you're living on a knife-edge.
- After a year of falling markets, the US economy is now on a knife-edge.
- With the presidential election poised on a knife-edge, both camps have turned their attention not only to the key mid-western battlegrounds but also to the south-western states of the US.
- Services in many rural areas are now on a knife-edge.
- The economy is still on a knife-edge and there is growing popular discontent with falling living standards and the lack of basic democratic rights.
- York was on a knife-edge tonight as the city's flood defences faced their toughest test following the continuing deluge.
- ‘The timing could not be more critical, the trade talks are on a knife-edge and we need to see leadership from the EU,’ she added.
- During the winter of 1831-32, the nation stood on a knife-edge.
- This week's interest-rate decision by the Bank of England's monetary policy committee is on a knife-edge, amid further evidence that the economy is weakening.
- The court was told that, amid a falling property market and rising construction costs, the whole development was on a knife-edge.
- O'Neill converted to give the Vikings a 14-10 lead before Cooke added a penalty to put the game on a knife-edge at half-time.
- Continued price wars between supermarkets could place the fragile recovery of British agriculture on a knife-edge again.
- Hopes of settling the bitter firefighters' dispute were on a knife-edge last night after union leaders issued a new deadline for reaching a deal.
- The livelihoods of 6,000 people are on a knife-edge, as they wait to be told if Rover can continue as a going concern.
- Median incomes may be higher than the national average but many of the young families in these areas are on a financial knife-edge as a result of huge mortgages.
- This is going to be the most knife-edge election for a long, long time.
- Meanwhile, flood-threatened parts of North Yorkshire remained on a knife-edge today, waiting for river levels to reach their peaks following record rainfalls.
- House prices look to be on a knife-edge but, whatever happens to the property market, they look set to remain the nation's favourite topic of discussion for a while longer.
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