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2 years ago

On the brink

- at the edge of, very close to, almost at the point of calamity, destruction, disaster.

Generally speaking this phrase is used with a negative meaning.

- on the brink of war
- on the brink of economic collapse
- on the brink of a mental breakdown

However, I have seen it a few times with a positive slant.

- on the brink of a new discovery
- on the brink of a new century

Brink is a noun which means edge, verge, extreme edge.

Enjoy! And let me know if you come across it today in your learning.