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Physically UnstablePlay
Describes objects that might literally fall or collapse. SlideThe bookshelf is precarious; it wobbles whenever touched.
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Risky SituationsPlay
Often used for situations that can quickly become dangerous or problematic. SlideCrossing the river during the flood is precarious.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Can describe situations that are unstable but not physically, like a relationship. SlideTheir reconciliation is precarious and could end at the smallest disagreement.