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verge (noun) border/edge.
When you are on the verge of success you are very close to success; you are about to succeed. When a patient is on the verge of collapsing, they may collapse any moment. When you are on the verge of discovering something, you are about to discover something.
- When Tina knew she had failed the exam she was on the verge of tears. She was about to cry.
- Because of total mismanagement, the company is on the verge of bankruptcy. The company is going to be closed in just about a few days.