be on the brink of sth›to be in a situation where something bad is going to happen very soon: The two countries are on the brink of war.About to happenCloseness in distance and timeCloseness in distance and timeAbout to happen
Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.
by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,