English version

be on the point of (doing) something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe on the point of (doing) somethingbe on the point of (doing) somethingSOONto be going to do something very soon I was on the point of giving up the search when something caught my eye in the bushes. The country’s economy is on the point of collapse. point
Examples from the Corpus
be on the point of (doing) somethingHe was on the point of saying so when he despaired.This was important, for Bonar Law's health was on the point of finally breaking up.And I was on the point of telling you about Gwendoline.He thought she might be on the point of offering him a nip of whisky but she did not go that far.Now Propane is on the point of pulling out because of insufficient interest.For a second she was on the point of executing Ace for insubordination.She was on the point of saying something but changed her mind.
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