on the ragged edge

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the ragged edge

US, informal
: very close to failure
  • We are running on the ragged edge financially.

Word by Word Definitions

ragged play
  1. : roughly unkempt

  2. : having an irregular edge or outline

  3. : torn or worn to tatters

edge play
  1. : the cutting side of a blade

  2. : the sharpness of a blade

  3. : force, effectiveness

  1. : to give an edge to

  2. : to be on an edge of

  3. : to move or force gradually


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