on the borderline


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on the borderline

In an uncertain position just before some possible status, condition, action, outcome, etc. The two countries have been on the borderline of full-out war for the past decade. I was on the borderline of quitting before the boss gave me assurances that my complaints would be addressed.
See also: on

on the borderline

in an uncertain position between two statuses; undecided. Bill was on the borderline between an A and a B in biology. Jane was on the borderline of joining the navy.
See also: on