close shave (also close call)

close shave (also close call)
close shave (also close call)
informal
a narrow escape from danger or disaster.
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  • close call — ► close shave (also close call) informal a narrow escape from danger or disaster. Main Entry: ↑close …   English terms dictionary

  • close call — or[shave] {n. phr.} A narrow escape. * /That sure was a close call when that truck came near us from the right!/ * /When Tim fell off his bicycle in front of a bus, it was a very close shave./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close call — or[shave] {n. phr.} A narrow escape. * /That sure was a close call when that truck came near us from the right!/ * /When Tim fell off his bicycle in front of a bus, it was a very close shave./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close call — noun something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin • Syn: ↑close shave, ↑squeak, ↑squeaker, ↑narrow escape • Hypernyms: ↑accomplishment, ↑achievement * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • close — Ⅰ. close [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) only a short distance away or apart in space or time. 2) (of a connection or resemblance) strong. 3) denoting someone who is part of a person s immediate family. 4) (of a relationship or the people conducting it) very… …   English terms dictionary

  • close shave — ► close shave (also close call) informal a narrow escape from danger or disaster. Main Entry: ↑close …   English terms dictionary

  • close — close1 W1S1 [kləuz US klouz] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shut)¦ 2¦(move parts together)¦ 3¦(shut for period of time)¦ 4¦(stop operating)¦ 5¦(end)¦ 6 close an account 7¦(in money markets)¦ 8 close a deal/sale/contract etc 9¦(offer finishes)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • close — 1 verb 1 SHUT (I, T) to shut something so that there is no longer a space or hole, or to become shut in this way: Ann closed her book and stood up. | close a door/window/gate: Would you mind if I closed the window? | close the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • close — I SHUTTING OR COMPLETING ♦ closes, closing, closed (Pronounced [[t]klo͟ʊz[/t]] in close 1 and 3, and [[t]klo͟ʊs[/t]] in close 2 and 4.) 1) V ERG When you close something such as a door or lid or when it closes, it moves so that a hole, gap, or… …   English dictionary

  • close shave — See: CLOSE CALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

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