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    Is there any idiom that can be used in place of water's edge ?

    Or what does water's edge mean ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unaccounted for View Post
    Is there any idiom that can be used in place of water's edge ?

    Or what does water's edge mean ?

    Thanks in advance.
    If we are at the water's edge, we are on the banks of a river, stream, canal etc.

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    In the context,the point with water's edge is that a thing can work up to a point and that point is called water's edge. Is there any phrase that could make it easier for me to translate water's edge into my own language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unaccounted for View Post
    In the context,the point with water's edge is that a thing can work up to a point and that point is called water's edge. Is there any phrase that could make it easier for me to translate water's edge into my own language?
    Can you provide the sentence?

    Could be "breaking point", "last straw", "last drop".

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    In Turkey,politics stops at the water's edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unaccounted for View Post
    In Turkey,politics stops at the water's edge.
    Look up if the word "brinkmanship" is what you've been looking for.

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    The idiom is "politics stops at the water's edge".

    See Wiki Answers or Wisegeek.com

    It doesn't mean that something works up to a point. Rather, it means that a country should present united voice in international politics regardless of the internal differences within it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Look up if the word "brinkmanship" is what you've been looking for.
    Brinkmanship is something very different. It's a political/military strategy of pushing things to the brink of disaster.

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