Posted by ESC on May 12, 2004
In Reply to: They will convince her or put her over the edge? posted by utah -fan on May 12, 2004
: Hi there,
: Where is the origin of "putting someone over the edge"? Is that similar to "pushing someone over the edge"?
: best wishes,
The image that is called up is a cliff. But I believe it refers to the edge, the border between sanity and insanity.
Edge -- a point near the beginning or the end; especially : BRINK, VERGE. On the edge of disaster.