teetering on the brink/edge of

Definition of teetering on the brink/edge of

  1. :  close to being in a specified state or condition The countries are teetering on the brink of war. The bird is teetering on the edge of extinction.

Word by Word Definitions

teeterplay teetering
  1. :  to move unsteadily :  wobble

    :  waver, vacillate

    :  seesaw

  1. :  seesaw

brinkplay
  1. :  edge

    :  the edge at the top of a steep place

    :  a bank especially of a river

edgeplay
  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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