Posted by ESC on September 21, 2004
In Reply to: Your on the threshold posted by James Briggs on September 21, 2004
: : I was wondering if anybody knew the meaning and origin of the phrase, 'your on the threshold'
: OED online says:
: /threshold, threshhold/
: . noun 1 a strip of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed on entering a house or room. 2 a level or point at which something would start or cease to happen or come into effect.
: - ORIGIN Old English, related to THRESH (in the sense 'tread').
Some past discussion at https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/14/messages/663.html