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English definition of “teeter on the brink/edge of sth”

teeter on the brink/edge of sth

If something is teetering on the brink/edge of a bad situation, it is likely that the situation will happen soon: What we are seeing now is a country teetering on the brink of civil war.
(Definition of teeter on the brink/edge of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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