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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The business leader said that inflexible attitude of the Prime Minister on tax matters is not a choice but a compulsion as the country is on the brink of disaster.
Noorani said due to heavy increase in taxes, textile sector, which is back bone of economy, had reached the brink of disaster. Due to imposition of 17 percent sales tax, it's impossible to continue productive activities for export oriented industries.
Summary: Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], July 5 (ANI): Senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal on Friday sought that a financial emergency should be immediately imposed in Punjab, citing that the state government has "messed up its finances and has brought the state to brink of disaster."
Not only that but now our MPs are to receive a large pay rise when they are leading the country to the brink of disaster whichever side of the argument one takes.
In the show, he has just 24 hours to bring the troubled restaurant back from the brink of disaster.
It includes a suspenseful, action-filled movie trailer that shows what happens when scientists, engineers, and mathematicians make semiconductors to save the world from the brink of disaster.
The accusations of corruption against Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif has brought this country to the brink of disaster.
'These violations may take an ugly turn and bring the region to the brink of disaster, anytime,' he warned.
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.
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.
But can the kindly priest help a woman on the brink of disaster?
But can the kindly priest help woman on the brink of disaster?
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. And to hear the columnist tell it, we should even, as Jews, rise against the French ban on "burkinis," the full-bodied wetsuit some Muslim women choose to wear for modesty's sake while bathing at the beach.
THE ISLAND WITH BEAR GRYLLS Channel 4, 9.00pm 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.