close shave

close shave

[klohs]
noun Informal.
a narrow escape from serious danger or trouble: We weren't hit when the truck swerved at us, but it was a close shave.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism

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close shave (kləʊs)
 
n
informal a narrow escape

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close shave

see close call.

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