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on the cusp (of something)

Fig. at the point in time that marks the beginning of something. The transistor was on the cusp of a new age in electronics.
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on the cusp

1. On the threshold or verge of a development or action: an actor on the cusp of becoming a star.
2. At the dividing line or border of two conditions or categories: an artist on the cusp between Victorianism and modernism.
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0%) of the cases could not be categorized because of partial destruction of cusp tissue.
Legs light brown to pale yellow in colour; anterior legs larger and more robust than posteriors; leg spines and cusps present.
Measurements of the talon tooth were compared with those of the regular teeth, as well as between the talon cusp and the three other sides of the affected teeth.
When what is learned produces further important behavior development, a behavioral cusp has been established.
The crown has a high, narrow cusp that is weakly sigmoidal and strongly inclined lingually.
CUSP members believe the hotel could hold the key to redeveloping a downtown once described as looking like a bombed-out village in Germany during World War II.
GEMINI , the cheekily flirtatious, eternally youthful, butterfly romantic, searching for the ultimate soulmate, has Libra on the Love Cusp and that draws love your way at a friend's party, on a tennis or badminton court.
LouAnn joins CUSP from Kofax, a leading innovator in Intelligent Capture and Exchange solutions within the Enterprise Content Management marketplace.
NYU CUSP and NLC also conducted a survey of participating cities on their data practices and barriers.
Repurposing the long-dormant building will create a hub for science and technology that will connect the emerging tech community in Downtown Brooklyn with CUSP and NYU-Poly's existing campus.
Forbes reads in the small soft voice of a sensitive girl on the cusp of womanhood, and her sympathies are in perfect harmony with Rose's character.
A generation later, the Dons' football team is on the cusp of their first league title since 1980, and Freeman provided the big plays in the 24-10 Sunset Six League victory Friday night over visiting Canoga Park.
goose is an anthology of zany short stories for young readers on the cusp of making the transition from nursery rhymes and picture books to simple narratives.
We are on the cusp of a radical perturbation, a new Renaissance.