The Guardian Style Guide
- She was on the cusp of girlhood and womanhood
- He was on the cusp between adolescence and adulthood
- a pointed end where two curves meet
- the initial point of an astrological sign or house
- a point of transition between two different states
- Macmillan - a time when one situation or stage ends and another begins
the problems confronting Africa on the cusp of the millennium
- Longman - to be at the time when a situation or state is going to change
The country was on the cusp of economic expansion
- Cambridge - the dividing line between two very different things
on the cusp of adulthood
- Merriam-Webster - a point of transition (as from one historical period to the next), also edge, verge
medical researchers who are on the cusp of a major breakthrough
- The Free Dictionary (from Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary) - a point that marks the beginning of a change
on the cusp of a new era
- Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - figurative
He was on the cusp between small acting roles and moderate fame.
Other style guides
On the cusp at Ngram
In the media - The Guardian
- Trollope explores the various problems that people face on the cusp of adulthood, such as relationship difficulties and debt, in her familiar ...
- ... glory and withdrawal from the sport on the cusp of greatness due to injury
- Is Arab cinema on the cusp of a potential renaissance?
- The Ashes 2010-11: England on cusp of victory, Australia in disarray ...
- Japan's conservatives on cusp of election victory
- Australia's coach Tim Nielsen on the cusp of creating his own Ashes
- The coming year will witness a China on the cusp of a new round of reform in a number of areas
- Public service is on the cusp of becoming a national movement
- Economically, things looks "worse than dire", with the region on the cusp of a double-dip banking crisis
- As Ukip finds itself on the cusp of a national breakthrough
- Márquez, the bruising young new entrant to MotoGP, is on the cusp of winning the title at his first attempt
- Vodafone and Verizon are on the cusp of sealing one of the largest corporate transactions in history
- what it is to be a 16-year-old on the cusp of fame
- My object has a place in the history of my part of the world, as it was made on the cusp of the decline of the Pottery Industry in Stoke-on-Trent
- Elise Christie and Jack Whelbourne leave GB on the cusp of earning short-track skating places for the Sochi Olympics.
- The sixth Radio Ballad, On the Edge, deals with young people on the cusp of childhood and adulthood.
The New York Times
- His dances occur on the cusp between pure dance and characterization
The New Yorker
- Is it possible that we're on the cusp of a Frank Capra moment in the great shutdown saga?
- Archaeology is on the cusp of a technological transformation
- If, like most Americans, you only pay attention to Washington's budget politics when the country is on the cusp of a crisis,
On the cusp of womanhood in Google Search
- on the cusp of girlhood and womanhood 8
- on the cusp of first love and womanhood 1
- on the cusp of puberty and womanhood 2
- Their position on the cusp between childhood and womanhood seems ...
- These girls on the cusp of womanhood represent the lost innocence of nature now ...
- as a teenager on the cusp of womanhood
- Crerar's Lady Macbeth is a child on the cusp of womanhood
- a coming-of-age tale for adolescent girls on the cusp of womanhood
- I'm a healthy teenaged girl on the cusp of womanhood
On the cusp of adulthood, manhood etc in Google Search
On the cusp between
British National Corpus
- two are the same, referring to a generation living on the cusp of contradiction
- one refers to Spain being on the cusp of its post-Franco economic expansion.
- one is about political party which was on the cusp of a new generation of leaders.
- one is from a work of fiction - On the cusp of the second zone, close to the mainline station
Book titles at Google Books
- On the Cusp of an Era - (an art book) edited by Doris Srinivasan
- On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year - poems by Lee Ann Roripaugh
- Life on the cusp - by Rita Ledesma, Mert J. Loinaz
- Ibsen on the cusp of the 21st century: critical perspectives - by various authors
- America on the Cusp of God's Grace - by Dennis G. Hurst
- As the 20th century began, few would doubt that America was on the cusp of greatness.
- Solar Revolution: Why Mankind Is on the Cusp of an Evolutionary Leap - by Dieter Broers
- Costa Rica on the Cusp - Gary Davis
- Going Global: Asian Societies on the Cusp of Change - Armando Malay
- Keeper of the flame: how to inspire others on the cusp of change - Mike Lipkin
- Children of the Cusp - Gurutej Singh Khalsa
- Crossroads: Exhibition on the Cusp of Modernism in America - James Graham & Sons