Sunday, March 17, 2013

Where Did We Get the Phrase "Touch and Go?"

Part 2 of a 5-part series on the origin of popular phrases

When a situation looks precarious, we say it's "touch and go."

Seafarers originated the phrase in the 18th century.

When a ship scraped bottom, but escaped running aground, sailors would say that passage through the dangerous waters was "touch and go."
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