hang on by one's fingernails
находиться в трудной ситуации, "держаться на волоске"
The company was going on with the work, but it was obvious they were hanging on by their fingernails.
- put one's finger on (something)
- wrap (someone) around one's little finger
- hang around
- hang up (the telephone)
- at one's fingertips
- hang in (there)
- hang one's hat (somewhere)
- work one's fingers to the bone
- sticky fingers
- keep one's finger's crossed
- Hang it!
- have a finger in the pie
- lay a finger on (someone or something)
- someone's fingerprints are on (something)