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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"I'd like to think this club is on the brink of something special, there is a lot of players in the dressing room who are missing the Premier League title from their CV having won virtually everything else.