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hover on the brink/edge/verge of something - definition and synonyms


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  1. to be very close to doing or experiencing something, especially something unpleasant

    Annabel was hovering on the brink of tears.

This is the British English definition of hover on the brink / edge / verge of something. View American English definition of hover on the brink / edge / verge of something.

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