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 Touch Up (To).Tou’chet. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Touch and Go (A).
A very narrow escape; a very brief encounter. A metaphor derived from driving when the wheel of one vehicle touches that of another passing vehicle without doing mischief. It was a touch, but neither vehicle was stopped, each went on its way.   1

 Touch Up (To).Tou’chet. 

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