on the edge of

idiom

: very close to (something)
a species on the edge of extinction
The company was teetering on the edge of disaster/bankruptcy.
He was on the edge of saying something when the phone rang.

Examples of on the edge of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Completed in 2010, the homes are situated atop a bluff on the edge of a steep, rocky coastline. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 4 July 2024 So why are some of them orbiting on the edge of the Milky Way’s own supermassive monster, Sgr A*? Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 4 July 2024 Photograph: Tim Gruber/The New York Times Outside a 100-year-old house on the edge of the Peak District in northern England, a heat pump’s fan blades are swiftly spinning. Chris Baraniuk, WIRED, 2 July 2024 Back in her banking days, those stumbles often meant teetering on the edge of a glass cliff. Beth Greenfield, Fortune, 2 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for on the edge of 

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“On the edge of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20edge%20of. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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