close call

close call
noun
something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
Syn: ↑close shave, ↑squeak, ↑squeaker, ↑narrow escape
Hypernyms: ↑accomplishment, ↑achievement

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷-\ noun
: a narrow escape

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/klohs/
a narrow escape from danger or trouble.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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close call noun
A narrow escape
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Main Entry:close

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a close call/shave/thing/mainly spoken phrase
a dangerous or unpleasant situation that you have just succeeded in avoiding
Thesaurus: dangerous or exciting situationssynonym
Main entry: close

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close call «klohs»,
U.S. Informal. a narrow escape from danger or an accident.

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[klōs]
n. a narrow escape from danger or disaster

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/ˈkloʊs-/ noun, pl ⋯ calls [count]
: an escape that was almost not successful

We nearly didn't get out of the burning building. It was a pretty close call, let me tell you!

called also close shave

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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