If there is a tipping point, and we're close to it, we should probably be trying to back off the precipice.
On the right side of the fall line, but precariously close to the precipice.
Here we stand, on the precipice of another glorious summer—but what will it hold?
When Brecht penned these lines, his continent hovered on the precipice of a journey into hell.
Could we be on the precipice of a seeing the GOP engage in a massive Battle of Gettysburg-type clash?
No: it was never my meaning; I only intended to stop you before you approached the precipice.
He takes some steps forward, and stands on the brink of the precipice.
I feared I would grow dizzy and slip from the back of the horse down the side of the precipice.
There is no desert, no precipice, no ocean I would not traverse with you.
It was like being shown a precipice and realizing that at an appointed time one must walk straight over its verge.
"steep face of rock," 1630s, from Middle French précipice, from Latin praecipitium "a steep place," literally "a fall or leap," from praeceps (genitive praecipitis) "steep, headlong, headfirst," from prae "before, forth" (see pre-) + caput "head" (see head (n.)). Earlier in English as a verb (1590s) meaning "fall to great depth."