over the edge


: into a mental or emotional state that makes someone completely lose control
His friends worried that the news might send/drive/push him over the edge.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Spellman remembers her mother steaming the fish, which didn’t quite fit into the pan, so the tail hung over the edge. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Jan. 2023 In 2020, Arizona went for Joe Biden, and votes in Maricopa were what pushed it over the edge. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 12 Nov. 2022 Never before has a former president faced an array of federal, state and congressional investigations as extensive as Mr. Trump has, the cumulative consequences of a career in business and eventually politics lived on the edge, or perhaps over the edge. Peter Baker, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2022 Consider setting up the material with a portion over the edge of the workbench to allow the blade to move up and down without obstruction. Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Aug. 2022 What tipped the video over the edge was the heartwarming exchange between the duo. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 30 July 2022 On top of that, the all-in-one tower with auto empty pushes the CordZero over the edge. Maren Estrada, BGR, 27 July 2022 Now Leia let the sturdy rails press against her legs as her toes, covered in leather slippers, curled over the edge of the wooden platform. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 At one point, Jones said the boy began leaning over the edge of the window, the outlets reported. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 11 May 2023 See More

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“Over the edge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20the%20edge. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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