Washington is in panic mode and your mutual fund is teetering on the brink.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the animal is “teetering on the brink of extinction.”
But Eliza Griswold reports the Libyan ruler is quickly losing his teetering grip on power.
My aversion to getting old, I must confess, has long been, and continues to be, teetering on the pathological.
Of the enclosed suburban malls that remain, at least one of four is said to be teetering on the brink.
Alone he stands for the most part, smoking his black pipe and teetering gently from one foot to the other.
Only his mind was under attack, only his mind was afraid, teetering on the edge of control.
Then she flew to the log where Peter Piper had been teetering up and down, and what she said to him I do not know.
Meet him in the woods, teetering along, and he is the less concerned of the two.
The little owls got up on the edge of the hollow and there they sat, teetering and flapping and afraid to fly.
1843, "to seesaw," alteration of Middle English titter "move unsteadily," probably from Old Norse titra "to shake, shiver, totter," related to German zittern "to tremble." Noun teeter-totter "see-saw" is attested from 1905.