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on the threshold of (something)

About or likely to happen or do something soon. With the majority of votes having been counted, the candidate is on the threshold of becoming the youngest president in history. We're on the threshold of a major breakthrough in cancer research.
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Crossing the Threshhold: The Story of the Marriage Equality Movement
She barely earns enough to pay National Insurance (current threshhold is PS8,400 a year).
But the Hornets have not just been on the beach since reaching the magic 40-point survival threshhold: They have been on an allinclusive package tour, every man for himself.
Although not included in the main table because it didn't reach that threshhold, Sunderland's topped the national chart after its independent restaurant scene grew by 23.4%.
He received nearly 63 million votes from the American people and 304 votes from members of the Electoral College, putting him way over the threshhold of 270.
The minister also directed NACTA to work out a policy with the State Bank of Pakistan for bringing the threshhold limit of reported transactions of Rs 2.5 million to Rs 1 million, spokesman for the Interior Ministery quoted the minister as saying.
Critique: Rejuvenation therapies that could potentially extend human lifespans to 160 years or more, chemical or bioelectronic cognitive enhancement that could double or triple IQ scores, bioelectronic devices for modulating brain processes including "pleasure centers", so-called "designer babies", and much more are poised to cross the threshhold from science fiction to reality in the near future.
With Windows 9--the name Microsoft presumably will give the operating system code named "Threshhold"--it's anticipated that Microsoft will bring back some familiar features from Windows past.
A DOJ official, who agreed to speak on the agency's legal maneuvers on condition of anonymity, said that a malversation case would not require any whistleblowers and would not have the stringent P50 million threshhold like a plunder case.
They were comforted Ashley would seek no day-to-day involvement in the club and his shareholding would remain below a 10 per cent threshhold.
Three titles on the second-tier Challenger tour have followed, helping him climb more than 200 ranking places in just over a year and across the magic 100 threshhold.
Renewable energy, IRENA contends, is the economically viable and technologically proven option to keep CO2 levels below the widely accepted threshhold of 450 parts per million (ppm).
They said it was so serious that the custody threshhold had been passed but they were willing to suspend the sentence.
Following talks with Chinese officials, the Commission is expected to phase in the duties, rather than starting them at an average level of 47 percent, a threshhold that would effectively block Chinese companies from the European solar market.
"We have far exceeded the 40% cancellation/abandonment threshhold, this summer's rain has resulted in the worst season anyone can recall in South East Wales."