at the point of

at the point of

On the verge of doing something. I'm so sick of digging through paperwork every day that I'm finally at the point of hiring an administrative assistant.
See also: of, point

at the point of something

(slightly formal) also on the point of something
just before something is going to happen I was so depressed I thought I was at the point of committing suicide. They were clearly at the point of saying, “Look, enough's enough.”
See also: of, point