on the cusp

idiom

: at the point when something is about to change to something else
She is on the cusp of being a star.
on the cusp between childhood and adolescence
I was born on the cusp between Leo and Virgo.

Examples of on the cusp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saturday’s attack upended — at least for now — that counteroffensive on the cusp of the Republican convention. Will Weissert, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2024 All of these players were on the cusp because of the other strong candidates at their spots. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 8 July 2024 Having Sagittarius on the cusp of your 10th house can also be an indicator of professional roles in the realm of travel, education and entrepreneurship. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 1 June 2024 Others were on the cusp of those two categories in the mid-’90s. Lydia Belanger, Fortune, 2 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for on the cusp 

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“On the cusp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20cusp. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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