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tenuous (adj) very thin and so easily broken.
A tenuous connection or relationship is a very weak connection or relationship and is easily broken. It even hardly exists. A tenuous thread is a flimsy thread and snaps easily.
- The connection between the former friends is at the best tenuous now. This weak connection may break at any time.
- The link that holds him on to the organization is tenuous. So weak is it that it may be broken at any time.