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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
瀕臨,處於(糟糕形勢)的邊緣
What we are seeing now is a country teetering on the brink of civil war.
我們現在所看到的是一個瀕臨內戰的國家。
About to happenCloseness in distance and time
Translations of “teeter on the brink/edge of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 濒临,处于(糟糕形势)的边缘…
(Definition of teeter on the brink/edge of sth from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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