brink of disaster

brink of disaster

A point very close to complete ruin, destruction, or failure. Our company was on the brink of disaster, but after our latest product came out, we've been doing better than ever before! The increasing tension of looming war between the two countries has brought the entire region to the brink of disaster.
See also: brink, disaster, of
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He thanked the people of Qatar and all the benefactors who put their trust in Qatar Charity and urged them to continue their support to cope with the challenge of famine in the areas that are on the brink of disaster due to the siege.
AS BRITAIN teeters on the brink of disaster with the shambles that is Brexit, is there anyone within the Government willing to take a stand for the greater good?
Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back will see the award-winning chef attempt to rescue eateries from the brink of disaster - in just one day.
In "How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Future: Why Left Hemisphere Dominance Has Brought Humanity to the Brink of Disaster and How We Can Think Our Way to Peace and Healing", James Olson (an integral philosopher whose wide-ranging studies have included management, economics, politics, engineering, art, religion, psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, and neuroscience) explores this left-brain bias in our civilization, revealing it to be the root cause for centuries of war, racism, and political polarization--and eons of misunderstanding between the sexes.
But the lessons from how it has been turned around from the brink of disaster to something that may eventually work could prove valuable for other government projects.
As Jews, lectures the doctoral candidate, we should reject Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands, the single engine driving our people to the brink of disaster.
Our teams were finding people living on the brink of disaster, said Jean Gough, The violence has disrupted farming and markets, destroyed food stocks, and damaged or destroyed health and water facilities.
00pm The group has been marooned for a month without a sustainable food source and insufficient shelter to protect them from the brutal tropical storms, and the islanders are on the brink of disaster as their bodies start to fail.
THE ISLAND WITH BEAR GRYLLS Channel 4, 9pm The group has been marooned for a month without a sustainable food source and insufficient shelter to protect them from the brutal tropical storms, and the islanders are on the brink of disaster as their bodies start to fail.
He said that unfair and unbalanced foreign policies of the world powers had brought the world to the brink of disaster.
City of Halves is a world on the brink of disaster.
A Government of National Accord is crucial to establishing a peaceful and stable Libya, and end a crisis that has inflicted suffering on the Libyan people and pushed the country to the brink of disaster," commented EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in a statement.
Thus begins the astonishing true story of a family always living on the brink of disaster.
Kiev warned it was on the brink of disaster and called up military reservists as pro-Moscow gunmen, believed to be acting under Kremlin orders, tightened their grip on Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea.
We are on the brink of disaster," Prime Minister Yatsenyuk delivered.