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瀬戸際
Readings

setogiwa
English
Noun (futsuumeishi)
brink, critical moment

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Kanjis
ON: ライ KUN:
rapids, current, torrent, shallows, shoal

Stroke: 19 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-3-16 FC: 3118.8


ON: KUN:
door, counter for houses, door radical (no. 63)

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 2-1-3 FC: 3027.7


ON: サイ KUN: きわ, -ぎわ
occasion, side, edge, verge, dangerous, adventurous, indecent, time, when

Stroke: 14 Grade: 5 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-3-11 FC: 7729.9


Phrases
のるかそるかの瀬戸際まできた。
Parts: 伸るか反るか (のるかそるか) 瀬戸際 (せとぎわ) (まで) 来る (くる)
The situation has come to the point where we either sink or swim.