On the verge of doing something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
on/to the verge of something/of doing something (redirected from on the verge of doing something)
on the verge of
Close to, on the brink of, as in I was on the verge of calling the doctor when he suddenly got better, or Sara was on the verge of tears when she heard the news. This term uses verge in the sense of "the brink or border of something." [Mid-1800s]
on/to the verge of something/of doing something at or close to the point or time when somebody does something or something happens: She was on the verge of tears. ♢ We’re on the verge of signing a new contract.
References in periodicals archive
We are on the verge of doing something
with that piece of legislation," said Kruger, whose preaching to the choir generated several rounds of applause from NYARM members.
Ed Kitchen believes his Thousand Oaks Little League 11-12 year-old All-Star team is on the verge of doing something
special as it prepares to open play today in the Section I playoffs in Lompoc.