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noun [singular]     knife-edge pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    a situation in which success and failure are equally likely

    The battle for control of the party was on a knife-edge last night.

    1. a.
      a situation in which a slight change could have a very dangerous effect

      a man on the knife-edge of self-control

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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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