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English definition of “be on the point of (doing) sth”

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be on the point of (doing) sth

B2 to be going to do something very soon: As we were on the point of giving up hope, a letter arrived. She was so tired that she was on the point of collapse.
Translations of “be on the point of (doing) sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 即將…之時,正要…之時…
in Chinese (Simplified) 即将…之时,正要…之时…
(Definition of be on the point of (doing) sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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