Meaning of “be on the point of (doing) sth” in the English Dictionary

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"be on the point of (doing) sth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “be on the point of (doing) sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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