be on the ragged edge

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be on the ragged edge

To be close to encountering or experiencing something (such as an outcome or emotional state). Primarily heard in US. After taking exams all week, I am on the ragged edge of exhaustion. The board has been on the ragged edge of discord ever since learning about the chairman's scandalous conduct.
See also: edge, on, ragged

be on the ragged edge

  (American)
to be so tired or upset that you feel you cannot deal with a situation Top professional coaches are on the ragged edge of exhaustion and frustration.
See run ragged
See also: edge, on, ragged