Idiom: on the verge
Idiom: on the verge (of something)
- close to doing or experiencing something
- at the point when something is about to happen
- I was on the verge of accusing my roommate of stealing my money from the jar in the kitchen when I remembered I’d used it to pay the pizza delivery man.
- My mom was on the verge of crying when my dad forgot her birthday.
- Tensions continued to rise between the rebels and the government until they were on the verge of war.
- I was on the verge of calling my ex-boyfriend but luckily, my roommate grabbed my phone.
- We were on the verge of purchasing plane tickets for our holiday when my husband was laid off from his job.
- I think my sister is on the verge of a nervous breakdown so I'm relieved she's agreed to see my psychiatrist tomorrow.
- After waiting in line for 30 minutes, we were on the verge of riding the roller coaster when a thunderstorm started and they closed the ride for the day.
- on the point of doing something
- (be) about to do something
- on the brink
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