一触即発, いっしょくそくはつ

  • isshokusokuhatsu

Definition of 一触即発,いっしょくそくはつ

noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'

  • critical (touch and go) situation
  • explosive situation

Related Kanji

one, one radical (no.1)
contact, touch, feel, hit, proclaim, announce, conflict
instant, namely, as is, conform, agree, adapt
departure, discharge, publish, emit, start from, disclose, counter for gunshots

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Examples of 一触即発,いっしょくそくはつ in a Sentence

I was really nervous to see how they dealt with each other just now. I guess things were touch-and-go between them.
両国一触即発関係ある
Relations between the two countries have been strained to the breaking point.
Soviet and Western observers have warned that if the Muslim republics do not join the commonwealth, they may from a separate group, setting up a volatile ethnic and religious split.

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