1. at the point when (something) is about to happen or is very likely to happen
The company was on the verge of going bankrupt. The child was on the verge of tears. We were on the verge of divorce.
be on the verge of在……邊緣
on the verge of oscillation臨振點
on the verge of war戰爭爆發之際
on the verge of death只剩下微弱的氣息
On the Verge of Darkness厄運金屬
her parents are rumoured to be on the verge of splitting up.
i was on the verge of accepting.
i「m sad that julie」smarriage is on the verge of splitting up.
japan is on the verge of a reluctant revolution.
many of us feel that we ask ourselves these questions because we’re on the verge of regressing back into the shadows of mediocracy.
his voice trembled, on the verge of tears.
he is clearly on the verge of madness: he was so last night at least.
ronaldo may sulk if things aren’t going his way, deco is on the verge of retirement, nani is more of an impact player and simao usually bottles under pressure.
one year ago, i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt.
general motors is on the verge of collapse.
corporate profits are already on the verge of falling for a fifth straight quarter, according to thomson financial.
india and pakistan are gaining ground and are on the verge of completing eradication.
the big irishman was on the verge of losing his cool.
before you know it, your productivity is waning, you feel tired more easily and you are on the verge of breakdown.
but to think that travel is on the verge of a resurgence in terms of cash being thrown into it is foolhardy.
if every big bank is on the verge of collapse, you can「t wind down all of them simultaneously.
but as the economist went to press, they too seemed to be on the verge of striking a deal, just as the derisive mr erdogan had predicted.
i even could not believe it was written by someone who is still struggling with disease and on the verge of death.
despite a year of government effort, a tentative recovery in the housing market appears to be on the verge of stalling.
alabama’s jefferson county is on the verge of bankruptcy.
the tycoon is on the verge of bankruptcy.
her eyelids drooped as if she were on the verge of sleep.
then come two european governments, france and germany, who issue their debt in a currency that some think is on the verge of breaking up.
exuding a beguiling mix of confidence and fragility, it was jolie」s first chance to essay a character on the verge of a breakdown, as gia goes from overnight success to hiv-infected drug addict.
animals on the verge of extinction can be rescued.
the trouble was that now, on the verge of departure, he had no desire to go.
so far this has not worked out particularly well, and i am on the verge of losing my house, but i remain optimistic because i know i can do so many things so well.
it should not be in fiscal crisis; it should not be on the verge of cutting essential public services and denying health coverage to almost a million children.
carole was on the verge of tears.
but sadly, we are now on the verge of becoming an extinct – or at least threatened – species.
the company is on the verge of insolvency.
inmates are given only enough food to be kept on the verge of starvation, and they often fight with one another in hopes of getting one more meal.
we read yesterday about a hospital in athens – on the verge of bankruptcy, of course – with 35 gardeners on its staff.
it remains that what we once thought impossible is on the verge of becoming possible.
she was on the verge of bursting into tears.
this suggests that the world could be on the verge of a great management revolution: making robots behave like humans rather than the 20th century’s preferred option, making humans behave like robots.