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teeter on the brink of (something)

To be very close to 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 teetering on the brink of closing down. The crew are so maddened by the cuts to their pay that everyone is teetering on the brink of mutiny.
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teeter on the edge of (something)

To be very close to 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 teetering on the edge of closing down. The crew are so maddened by the cuts to their pay that everyone is teetering on the edge of mutiny.
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teeter on the brink (or edge)

be very close to a difficult or dangerous situation.
1997 James Ryan Dismantling Mr Doyle Letting her secret teeter on the brink of becoming public was a game Eve played more and more.
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teeter on the ˈbrink/ˈedge of something

be very close to a very unpleasant or dangerous situation: The country is teetering on the brink of civil war.
If something teeters, it stands or moves in an unsteady way as if it is going to fall.
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Payment history to a credit department is a key factor to help determine if a customer is insolvent or will file bankruptcy; however, Teeter believes it should not be the main focus.
Well, there is solid evidence: eyewitnesses, video of the incident, Teeter's later revision and "walk-back" testimony concerning her allegation, and a videotaped sting interview in which the instigator of the provocation admits that Teeter was acting on behalf of operators for the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The third quarter marked the third consecutive period that included sales and earnings contributions from the Harris Teeter chain that was acquired by Kroger last year.
All of the private brand items we saw in the section were branded under the Harris Teeter, Harris Teeter Organics and HT Traders brands.
As the air bubble dispersion rises through die teeter bed, the bubbles become attached to the hydrophobic particles, reducing their effective density and increasing their buoyancy.
Under the terms of the deal agreed in July, Kroger is paying USD49.38 per share in cash for Harris Teeter to be covered with debt, it said.
"We are excited to welcome Harris Teeter to the Kroger family," says David B.
If the barometer of success for a retailer can best be measured by the customer service it provides, then Harris Teeter -- renowned for its legacy of food retailing excellence rooted in exceptional customer satisfaction and high-quality products -- stands as a giant.
PNC Bank (NYSE: PNC) has announced that it has launched 191 PNC-branded ATMs in Harris Teeter stores in the Carolinas.
30 July 2012 - US lender PNC Bank, a subsidiary of PNC Financial Services (NYSE:PNC), said Monday it had signed a deal to enable its customers to use PNC-branded ATMs in 191 stores owned by supermarket chain Harris Teeter.
Deborah Ratner Salzberg, the company president, said, 'We are excited to announce these terrific restaurants and the addition of Harris Teeter to this vibrant, growing, mixed-use waterfront neighbourhood.
Protein consumption is growing fastest in China and India, Teeter says, and Tyson is rapidly expanding to meet the demand while doing some things differently.
Terry Teeter, 38, was given two misdemeanour citations by the Idaho state's Department of Fish and Game in May after dozens of snakes were discovered at his home.
Exhibit curator Teeter and Johnson (both Egyptology, Oriental Institute of the U.