on the verge of
Definition of on the verge of
: at the point when (something) is about to happen or is very likely to happen The company was on the verge of going bankrupt. The child was on the verge of tears. We were on the verge of divorce.
Word by Word Definitions
: brink, threshold
: something that borders, limits, or bounds: such as
: an outer margin of an object or structural part
: to be contiguous
: to be on the verge or border
: to move or tend toward the horizon : sink
: to move or extend in some direction or toward some condition
: to be in transition or change
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