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1A sharp edge of a knife or similar implement.‘the razor edge cut deep into the side of the ship’
- ‘Smite chuckled and tickled Mecha's neck with the razor edge of the cutlass.’
- ‘Her sword and daggers were polished and honed to a razor edge.’
- ‘As he did with all of his knives he had sharpened the blade to a razor edge.’
- ‘The Samurai whirled and swung with lightning speed and the razor edge of the sword cut nice and neatly down the point.’
- ‘The razor edge nipped Adam on the cheek just below his eye.’
- 1.1A critical or precarious situation.‘politically we are on a razor edge’
- ‘These folks are risk takers living on the razor's edge of life!’
- ‘The crew had been on the razor's edge for over a year now, and was finally watching this phase of the war come to a close.’
- ‘We're not exactly perched on the razor's edge of narrative innovation.’
- ‘That organisation has placed great chunks of the planet on the razor's edge of catastrophe.’
- ‘For it seems clear that until Knight finds the real answer, he'll live, as always, on the razor's edge.’
- ‘People live on the razor's edge not knowing when the bomber will strike.’
- ‘A racer who lived on the razor's edge, he wanted to know why Rindt's accident happened.’
- ‘It's the struggle to convert sunlight into fruit structure that keeps Argyle's wines on the razor's edge.’
- ‘Its hipness is determined by the narrowness of the margin between art and fashion or between art and pornography; it dances on the razor's edge.’
- ‘So even though they are on the razor's edge, the children of Chennai make the risky crossing each day.’
- 1.2The most advanced stage in the development of something; the cutting edge.‘in 1960 jet planes were the razor edge of chic’
- 1.3A state of sharp incisiveness.‘he had honed his mind to a razor edge’
- ‘Would the preternatural rip-rocking San Diego punk heroes lose their razor edge, get sensitive, do a ballad maybe?’
- ‘Eight years as a street cop and another three in NYPD's Protective Services Division had honed Derek's survival instincts to a razor's edge.’
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