close calls

close call

[klohs]
noun
a narrow escape from danger or trouble.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

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close call (kləʊs)
 
n
another expression for close shave

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close shave definition


and close call
  1. n.
    a narrow escape. : The car passed this close to us—a real close call. , Man, that was a close call!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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