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Re: They will convince her or put her over the edge?

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,
: Fuan-Jui

The image that is called up is a cliff. But I believe it refers to the edge, the border between sanity and insanity.

Merriam-Webster online:
Edge -- a point near the beginning or the end; especially : BRINK, VERGE. On the edge of disaster.