Definition of “teeter on the brink/edge of sth” - English Dictionary

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“teeter on the brink/edge of sth” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “teeter on the brink/edge of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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