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Difference between Be on the verge of something and Verge on something

be on the verge of somethingbe on the point beyond which smth. bad happens:

  • The country was on the verge of ruin; the revolution was a matter of months.

verge on something

1. border on a particular area:

  • The rear of the park verges on the river. You can see the railroad bridge downstream….

2. resemble smth.; be similar to smth.:

  • To cling to this idea when it has been shown a thousand times to be erroneous verges on stupidity.