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English definition of “border on sth”

border on sth

phrasal verb with border     /bɔː.dər/ US  /ˈbɔːr.dɚ/ verb
If behaviour, a quality, or a feeling borders on something more extreme, it is almost that thing: His suggestion borders on the ridiculous. She possesses a self-confidence that borders on arrogance.AlmostMerely and barely
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