be on the brink of (doing something)

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be on the brink of (doing something)

To be on the verge of 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 on the brink of closing down. The crew is so maddened by the cuts to their pay that everyone is on the brink of quitting.
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We do not know whether the country is on the brink of democracy or civil war.
Adams has won just three out of 14 games since he took over at the Second Division club and has admitted that he is on the brink of parting company with the Choirboys because he and the players are not singing from the same hymnsheet.