ragged edge


noun

the brink, as of a cliff.
any extreme edge; verge.

Idioms

    on the ragged edge, in a dangerous or precarious position; on the verge or brink of: on the ragged edge of despair.

Origin of ragged edge

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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