hover on the brink of something

hover on the brink of something
hover on the brink/edge/verge/of something phrase
to be very close to doing or experiencing something, especially something unpleasant

Annabel was hovering on the brink of tears.

Thesaurus: to be about to do or experience somethingsynonym
Main entry: hover

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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