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.
- work one's fingers to the bone
- burn one's fingers
- hang a right
- hang out one's shingle
- hang on to (something)
- hang in the balance
- someone's fingerprints are on (something)
- put one's finger on (something)
- point the finger (of blame) at (someone)
- Hang it!
- hang in (there)
- hang (someone) in effigy
- at one's fingertips
- cross one's fingers
- lay a finger on (someone or something)