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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: What we are seeing now is a country teetering on the brink of civil war.
Translations of “teeter on the brink/edge of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 瀕臨,處於(糟糕形勢)的邊緣…
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 Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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