on the ragged edge

Definition of on the ragged edge

US, informal

  1. :  very close to failure We are running on the ragged edge financially.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  roughly unkempt

    :  having an irregular edge or outline

    :  torn or worn to tatters

  1. :  the cutting side of a blade

    :  the sharpness of a blade

    :  force, effectiveness

  1. :  to give an edge to

    :  to be on an edge of

    :  to move or force gradually

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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