Definition of in the balance in English:

in the balance

In an uncertain or critical state: his survival hung in the balance for days
More example sentences
  • There is nothing in the article about that and again it is a legitimate criticism also to be put in the balance.
  • He warned that the future of the unit now hung in the balance unless it got the go-ahead from the department.
  • The warm weather of the last week has given way to colder conditions in the last two days putting the weekend prospects in the balance.
Synonyms
uncertain, unknown, undetermined, unsettled, unresolved, unsure, pending, in limbo, in no man's land, up in the air, at a turning point, critical, at a critical stage, at a crisis; debatable, open to question, in doubt; unpredictable, unforeseeable, incalculable, speculative, unreliable, untrustworthy, undependable, risky, chancy
informal dicey, hairy, iffy
British informal dodgy
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