Unaware of their own strength, they teeter on the edge of the victim abyss.
The economy will teeter, one foot over the cliff, while members of Congress soak up the recess sun or swoosh down the ski slopes.
The program began to teeter under the weight of its own outsized expectations, questionable staffing decisions, and naivete.
1843, "to seesaw," alteration of Middle English titter "move unsteadily," probably from Old Norse titra "to shake, shiver, totter," related to German zittern "to tremble." Noun teeter-totter "see-saw" is attested from 1905.