Complete Definition of "on the bubble"

English

Adjective
on the bubble

  1. context|autoracing Holding the last qualifying position with qualification still in progress, and thus liable to lose that position.

#: Smith was on the bubble but lost out when Jones was faster by a tenth of a second.

  1. sports Having qualification for an event depend on the upcoming performances of other competitors.

#: The Knights had been on the bubble for the tournament, but played their way in by winning their last five games.

  1. idiom Uncertain of success.

#: The new bond issue now appears to be on the bubble, with support eroding.

Related terms

bubble team

See also

pole position
qualifiers
qualifying

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