borderline borderline  /ˈbɔr dər ˌlaɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a line that indicates a boundary
  2. (adj) of questionable or minimal quality

Usage(s):

  1. People with borderline personality disorder are some of psychology's hardest cases.
  2. The procedure is generally used for first offenders in borderline cases where the judge has had a problem deciding whether to commit a man at all.
  3. Given the state of the media industry, particularly print publications, one must be borderline insane to be seeking a career in newspapers or magazines these days.

News

  1. Pockets of Thunderstorms around St. Louis Area

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – A couple of isolated pockets of strong to borderline severe storms continue to pulse up...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

  2. Cumberland County Mental Health: Defying the stigma, seeking help

    Michelle Kastriba, 32, of Carlisle, wakes up every morning with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Sentinel

  3. A CLOSER LOOK AT MENTAL HEALTH: Defying the stigma, seeking help

    Michelle Kastriba, 32, of Carlisle, wakes up every morning with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "The golf course, considering all that rain we had, it's really dried out, and the greens are like bricks," Cink said. "You have to be very smart coming into the greens here to give yourself any kind of aggressive birdies. It's borderline...
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Stewart Cink Source: USA Today

  2. "In Tampa, that play you saw at home plate was a good, hard baseball play. What you saw today was the definition of a dirty play," Maddon said. "There's no room for that in our game. It's contemptable. It's wrong. It's borderline criminal,...
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Joe Maddon Source: USA Today

  3. "Santana was outstanding today," Randolph said after the game. "He was pounding the zone all day and I thought he threw better than he looked, because he threw a lot of strikes and balls were kind of borderline that he didn't get. But he made...
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Willie Randolph Source: MLB.com

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