close to the edge


variants or on the edge
: dealing with dangerous situations and taking many risks
He likes to live (life) on the edge.
The high-wire walker lives close to the edge.

Examples of close to the edge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Children allowed to play too close to the edge can disappear instantly. Jill Cowan,, 18 June 2023 The vacuum missed some spots while cleaning close to the edge of a low piece of furniture. Olivia Avitt, Peoplemag, 14 June 2023 Some thoroughfares are flanked by open sewers, making drivers especially nervous about swerving too close to the edge. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2021 Carved into rocky cliffs above Eagle Creek, the Eagle Creek Trail narrows to only a foot or two in most places, and passing people sometimes requires getting too close to the edge for comfort. oregonlive, 9 Jan. 2021 Technically speaking, Saturday's runner-up could have picked a bone with the decision made during a sub-six-minute caution period with a race rolling dangerously close to the edge of its primetime network broadcast window and the possibility of a finish under caution. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 7 June 2020 As the tank inched closer to empty, Ms. Blodgett felt the anxiety of living so close to the edge, unable to save for the future. Jenna Russell, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2023 Kourousis said the reason the 737 has a better record is simply that the latch for its fan cowl doors is close to the edge of the underside of the engine pod and therefore more easy to see from the side. Dominic Gates, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Aug. 2022 Because even if the plan worked now, attempting to live so close to the edge of their income would leave too little margin for error if their lives deviated even slightly from the plan. Gideon Drucker, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 See More

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“Close to the edge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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