can you give some more example of edge in idioms?

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can you give some more example of edge in idioms?

idioms  confound me ... "on the edge" of town is different than of a cliff ... what is the idiom for "on the edge of my seat" or almost being driven crazy  as saying "he's really on edge" ? maybe an "edgy" lesson?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Donald,

Firstly to say that we wouldn't do a lesson starting from an English word. But I will give you a few examples which you could get from a good bi-lingual dictionary (I use Collins-Robert) -

The main meaning of 'edge' is ' bord' 

as in,

'au bord de la mer' at the seaside

or figuratively 

être au bord du désastre to be on the edge of disaster

Just a few idiomatic ones -

He/she is on edge = Il/elle est énervé/e

Watching a thriller you can be 

on the edge of your seat = être tenu en haleine 

using a totally different metaphor.

Hope this helps!

can you give some more example of edge in idioms?

idioms  confound me ... "on the edge" of town is different than of a cliff ... what is the idiom for "on the edge of my seat" or almost being driven crazy  as saying "he's really on edge" ? maybe an "edgy" lesson?

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