ragged edge definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
the extreme edge, like that of a precipice; verge: the ragged edge of poverty
ragged edge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The edge of a cliff.
- A dangerous or precarious position; a brink: “the gray, grainy, complex nature of existence and the ragged edges of our lives as we actually live them” (A. Bartlett Giamatti).
ragged edge - Phrases/Idioms
on the ragged edge
precariously close to loss of self-control, mental stability, etc.