on the verge of

idiom

: 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.

Examples of on the verge of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Mike Brown and his coaching staff can solve for those variables, the Kings could be on the verge of their first 50-win season since 2004-05. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 9 July 2024 There is the widespread perception that public services are not just struggling but on the verge of failing. NBC News, 4 July 2024 The specific seat-by-seat results are not yet known, but the far right appears to be on the verge of either a legislative majority—which would mean that the National Rally would likely get to choose the next Prime Minister—or a hung Parliament, with the far right in control of the most seats. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 1 July 2024 Next season will likely be the last one for the foreseeable future without a 10% increase to the cap, with the league on the verge of signing a TV deal worth at least $75 billion and more than a 150% increase on the previous annual average. Kurt Badenhausen, Sportico.com, 30 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for on the verge of 

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“On the verge of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20verge%20of. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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