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    on the verge of something

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Everybody knew the goldfields had saved Western Australia when it was on the verge of bankruptcy. (K. S. Prichard, “The Roaring Nineties”)

    on the verge of something = on the brink of something, on the threshold of something

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: on the verge of something

    That's right!

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