teetering on the brink/edge of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

teeter play teetering
  1. : to move unsteadily : wobble

  2. : waver, vacillate

  3. : seesaw

  1. : seesaw

brink play
  1. : edge

  2. : a bank especially of a river

  3. : the point of onset : verge

edge play
  1. : the cutting side of a blade

  2. : the sharpness of a blade

  3. : force, effectiveness

  1. : to give an edge to

  2. : to be on an edge of

  3. : to move or force gradually


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