phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

On the bubble

Posted by Bill Emery on May 20, 2008 at 07:05

Concerning the phrase "on the bubble", I remember joking about it with some friends (in Indianapolis) after reading Frank Herbert's Dune. In the book of course, being on the bubble was a death sentence, but it became a statement of impending failure in whatever competitive activity we were presently in. This may have some import to it seeing as how it is quoted as being used in the Indy time trials. Don't know really.