One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the club's precarious financial position’
uncertain, insecure, unreliable, unsure, unpredictable, undependable, risky, hazardous, dangerous, unsafe, hanging by a thread, hanging in the balance, perilous, treacherous, on a slippery slope, on thin ice, touch-and-go, built on sand, doubtful, dubious, delicate, tricky, problematic
unsettled, unstable, unsteady, shaky, rocky, wobbly
informal dicey, chancy, hairy, iffy
British informal dodgy
archaic, humorous parlous
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