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precipice

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈpres.ɪ.pɪs/
a very steep side of a cliff or a mountain: The film opens with a shot of a climber dangling from a precipice. a dangerous situation that could lead to harm or failure: This latest tax increase may push many small companies over the financial precipice.
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