Definition of 'on edge'
Example sentences containing 'on edge'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
These days her style would set teeth on edge. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It sets your teeth on edge. The Sun (2011)We all have biases of some sort - things about other people that set our teeth on edge. How to Face Interviews (1981)I sympathise if the fluttering pastel flowers and general saccharine nature of this outfit set your teeth on edge. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Bricks should always go in on edge, if only because the large side of a standard brick has a rather ugly proportion. The Education of a Gardener (1994)He's got an assertive point of view, which sets some people on edge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Does he feel bad about setting people so on edge that, after watching his movie, they jump at the tiniest sound? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its construction is much looser than its morals, and it is written in a style which sets the teeth on edge by an excessive self-consciousness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'on edge'
Used Occasionally. on edge is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of on edge from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.