on the fringe meaning
- [American slang]
1. Lit. at the outer boundary or edge of something.
He doesn't live in the city, just on the fringe.
2. Fig. at the extremes of something, typically political thought.
He is way out. His political ideas are really on the fringe.
- they had grown up next door to each other, on the fringe of a city.
- it was easier to move about on the fringe of the crowd
- they put up tents on the fringes of the woods
- all big ideas start life on the fringes of debate
- the woodcutter had a little house on the fringes of the forest