teetering on the brink/edge of


: 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.

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Recent Examples on the Web But even the stronger players are now teetering on the brink of default, underscoring the challenges Beijing faces to contain the crisis. Laura He, CNN, 21 Aug. 2023 Nearly 200 small-town hospitals have closed or contracted since 2005, and dozens more are teetering on the edge of collapse. Daryl James, National Review, 19 July 2023 His lofty visions of building an Islamic welfare state in the country collided with the difficult realities of the state, politically divided and perennially teetering on the brink of a public debt crisis. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2023 Belgian e-bike maker Cowboy has released a free app to keep rival VanMoof owners on the road now that the Dutch company is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, 13 July 2023 Todd Haimes, who led the Roundabout Theatre Company from an off-off-Broadway company teetering on the edge of bankruptcy into a major theatrical force with works on five stages — including three Broadway theaters — and dozens of Tony Awards, has died at 66. Mark Kennedy, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 Even though one team is below .500 and the other is teetering on the edge of .500, the All-Star talent and name recognition mitigate disappointing records. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 25 Dec. 2022 Undeniably, Nairobi, and perhaps Kenya as a whole, is teetering on the brink of achieving extraordinary artistic and cultural feats. Paul Jebara, Forbes, 16 July 2023 Straight masculinity has been teetering on the brink of self-defeat since 2017. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 11 July 2023 See More

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“Teetering on the brink/edge of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teetering%20on%20the%20brink%2Fedge%20of. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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