This page is about the phrasal verb border on
Meaning: If something like an action or an attitude borders on something more extreme, it is close to being that extreme.Synonym: verge on, come close to
- border on sth His fear of the government borders on paranoia.
- border on sth The fanatical excitement you see at some political rallies in the south borders on mass hysteria.
Almost always used in relation to a negative extreme, though occasionally it's used in a more positive context, as in "his talent borders on genius".
Many legal experts believe the government's decision to declare war on the basis of falsified evidence borders on being
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Contributor: Matt Errey