Meaning of POISED in English
▪ appear , be , look , seem , stand
She stood ~ for a moment.
▪ delicately , finely
His manner was perfectly ~ between gravity and teasing.
▪ above , over
Peter hesitated, his hand ~ above the telephone.
▪ between , for
They hovered by the door, ~ for flight.
▪ ~ on the brink of sth , ~ on the edge of sth , ~ on the threshold of sth
The two countries were ~ on the brink of war.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012