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 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.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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close shave

see close call.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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