Idiom: on the verge (of something)
— 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.
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