a <borderline> marriage

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Does borderline refer to the starting border of something or the end border? For instance, does a couple being in a borderline marriage mean i) they aren't married yet but they will very soon OR ii) they are already married but the marriage will break apart soon? Thanks!
  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    That seems a bizarre use of 'borderline'. You are either married or not married. Have you an example of text where you have seen it used?


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Welcome to the forum, Jacoby. :)

    Also, when you give us the sentence in which you saw this, please tell us the name of your source (book, magazine, website, whatever).
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