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teeter on the brink of (something)

To be very close to doing something or of having some imminent event happen, especially that which is bad or disastrous. The company is still doing business, but ever since the recession hit, they've been teetering on the brink of closing down. The crew are so maddened by the cuts to their pay that everyone is teetering on the brink of mutiny.
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teeter on the edge of (something)

To be very close to doing something or of having some imminent event happen, especially that which is bad or disastrous. The company is still doing business, but ever since the recession hit, they've been teetering on the edge of closing down. The crew are so maddened by the cuts to their pay that everyone is teetering on the edge of mutiny.
See also: edge, of, on, teeter
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Rodney McMullen, chief executive of Kroger stated that the deal will benefit Kroger (NYSE:KR) and Harris Teeter customers, associates and shareholders.
while maintaining the Harris Teeter banner, our management teams, our new store growth plan, our distribution and manufacturing facilities, as well as our headquarters in Matthews, NC.
Receiving and shipping areas are important for Anteco, as "many of the company's shipments tend to be relatively big," says Teeter.
KFC generates more profit in China than in the rest of the world combined," Teeter says.
Ratner and Teeter have crafted a valuable survey of popular, and often conflicting, editorial opinions offered on the eve of the Civil War.
The second new store in Wilmington is located in a Harris Teeter.
It takes four to six hours for a broiler's digestive tract to empty, Teeter explains.
What I want from you," Teeter told the speechwriters, "is to help me fill this empty box.
Morganthall, 63, has been president of Harris Teeter Supermarkets since 1997.
com) announced today that it is providing a new private employee discount program for Harris Teeter, Inc.
We want them to learn about digital photography and what they can do with their pictures," Teeter said.
Harris Teeter and Clemens Family Markets both are expanding their product offerings via a Web-enabled service.
You can limit and channel growth that minimizes the public's victimization,'' said Lawrence Teeter, attorney for a homeowners group that sued the city over the general plan.
Hearing this, Bush immediately summons Teeter and other top aides.