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close shave

[klohs] /kloʊs/
noun, Informal.
1.
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
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for close shave

close shave

/kləʊs/
noun
1.
(informal) a narrow escape
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Slang definitions & phrases for close shave

close shave

noun phrase

A very narrow avoidance or evasion of some danger; squeaker (1834+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with close shave

close shave

see: close call
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