Exploring the Fine Line Between 'On the Verge' and 'On the Brink'"

@Manasha (2727)
Pondicherry, India
October 25, 2023 11:47pm CST
I've been researching the contrast between "on the verge" and "on the brink" online. I'm curious about the distinctions between these two expressions. Personally, I sense a subtle variance between them, but I'd love to hear your perspective. Do you find a significant difference between these phrases?
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@DaddyEvil (137142)
• United States
26 Oct
I would think of them as interchangeable.
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@LadyDuck (461034)
• Switzerland
26 Oct
"Brink" and "verge" mean the same thing, but the usage is different. If you are on the brink of something, you are just about to do it or experience it. If you are on the verge of something, you are going to do it very soon or it is likely to happen or begin very soon.
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