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brink British & World English

The extreme edge of land before a steep slope or a body or water

brink English Thesaurus

the brink of the abyss

Brink, André British & World English

(B.1935), South African novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist. He gained international recognition with his novel Looking on Darkness (1973), which became the first novel in Afrikaans to be banned by the South African government. Other notable novels: A Dry White Season (1979) and A Chain of Voices (1982)

teeter on the brink British & World English

Be very close to a difficult or dangerous situation

teeter on the brink or edge in teeter British & World English

Be very close to a difficult or dangerous situation