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The danger for businesses that are teetering on the edge is that any change of circumstances, such as a rise in interest rates, the loss of a major customer or suppliers upping their prices will mean that they will not be able to hang on any longer.
In writer-director Richard Shepard's The Matador, Brosnan plays Julian Noble, a debauched "trisexual" (because he'll try sleeping with anyone, says Shepard) hit man teetering on the edge of burnout.
In Men and Boys, the poet records that moment when farm boys are teetering on the edge of manhood by making little pulls on the tractor throttles and roaring the engines while their fathers visit.
Nerves are a little frayed on the Dutch side which one trader said was teetering on the edge of oversupply.
The Norfolk Virginia, native appeared on this March 1988 cover (shown below) sharing with readers his rocky road to success after teetering on the edge of failure.
Rent it if: You enjoy teetering on the edge of the sofa until the very last frame.