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on the verge (of)

also to the verge of
C2 If you are on the verge of something or come to the verge of something, you are very close to experiencing it: on the verge of collapse/success/tears/death/disaster/war Her husband's violent and abusive behaviour drove her to the verge of despair.
(Definition of on the verge (of) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on the verge (of)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 接近于…, 濒于……
in Chinese (Traditional) 接近於…, 瀕於……
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