We dodged a bullet, but just barely … and that is unacceptable.
Perry self-destructed, Cain dodged bullets, and Romney came out on top (again).
But it looks like Graham may have dodged a tea bag this time around.
And in a country rife with scandals, Poroshenko has dodged quite a few.
Barely four years later, it looks like Viacom dodged a bullet—and News Corp. seems to be hemorrhaging money from the deal.
He slid his gears into high and dodged around corners recklessly.
Clif dodged, but as he did so another sailor aimed a blow at his head.
But I was sure in trigonometry and calculus, which I might have dodged and didn't.
With the increasing light the savages were revealed, as they dodged from point to point.
We dodged from tree to tree, always keeping our bodies sheltered from the bullets of the savages.
"to move to and fro" (especially in an effort to avoid something), 1560s, origin and sense evolution obscure, perhaps akin to Scottish dodd "to jog." Common from early 18c. in figurative sense of "to swindle, to play shifting tricks." Related: Dodged; dodging.
"person's way of making a living," 1842, slang, from dodge (v.).
A person's way of making a living, esp if illegal or dubious •Often ironically and deprecatingly used of one's own perfectly ordinary line of work: We used to run gin, but when prohibition ended we had to give up that dodge/ One of the better practitioners of the dictionary dodge (1842+)