Teetered on the edge of - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
teeter on the edge of (something) (redirected from teetered on the edge of)
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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
CAPTAIN John Lloyd defended his decision to rest Andy Murray as Britain's Davis Cup hopes teetered on the edge of
These changes have resulted in considerable doom and gloom for the mainstream travel market--airlines have teetered on the edge of
bankruptcy, and some hotels are emptier than they have been since being built.
He was trapped in the wreckage as it teetered on the edge of
a motorway bridge.
All four have teetered on the edge of
extinction but, at least partly as a payoff for "doing time" in captivity, they've dodged the bullet for now.
For decades, the country's bald eagle population teetered on the edge of