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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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We are excited to welcome Harris Teeter to the Kroger family," said David B.
Dickson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Teeter stated, "Harris Teeter has a long track record of creating shareholder value and this merger is the culmination of those efforts over many years.
Following closing, Harris Teeter will continue to operate its stores as a subsidiary of The Kroger Co.
Kroger and Harris Teeter both strive to play a vital role in all of the communities they serve.
Additional Information The merger is expected to close following the satisfaction of customary closing conditions including approval by Harris Teeter shareholders and regulatory approval.
Morgan Securities LLC is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Harris Teeter and provided a fairness opinion to its Board of Directors.
About Harris Teeter Supermarkets Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc.
Additional Information and Where to Find It This document may be deemed to be solicitation materials in respect of the proposed acquisition of Harris Teeter byKroger.
com or by directing a request to: Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc.