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teeter on the brink/edge of sth

If something is ​teetering on the ​brink/​edge of a ​badsituation, it is ​likely that the ​situation will ​happensoon: What we are ​seeing now is a ​countryteetering on the ​brink of ​civilwar.
(Definition of teeter on the brink/edge of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “teeter on the brink/edge of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 濒临,处于(糟糕形势)的边缘…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瀕臨,處於(糟糕形勢)的邊緣…
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