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I read a topic on a newspaper(telegraph.co.uk) about a football match. A sentence in this newspaper is "The performance took them to the brink of a first appearance in Wembley Cup Final".
So far I know, "to the brink of" can describe a situation when you are almost in a new situation, usually a bad one. Nevertheless, the noun behind this phrase describes a good one, that means you can go through to the final match. Does this make sense?
If I can use another phrase to describe the meaning of this sentence, which phrase should I use?
Thanks very much for your answers.
The original sentence is fine.
They are close to achieving their first appearance in the Wembley Cup Final.