close call
noun Date: 1881 a narrow escape

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  • close\ call — • close call • close 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • close call — • close call • close shave an accident almost happens (but doesn t happen) I had a close call this morning when the truck almost hit me …   Idioms and examples

  • close call — If the result of something is a close call, it is almost impossible to distinguish between the parties involved and to say who has won or whatever.  It can also mean that you very nearly have a serious accident or get into trouble …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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

  • close call — [n] narrow escape cliffhanger, close shave*, heart stopper*, near miss, photofinish, squeaker*, white knuckler*; concept 102 …   New thesaurus

  • close call — close′ call′ [[t]kloʊs[/t]] n. a narrow escape from danger or trouble …   From formal English to slang

  • close call — ☆ close call [klōs ] n. Informal a narrow escape from danger …   English World dictionary

  • Close Call — Not to be confused with close call, a safety related concept. Close Call Directed by Jimmy Lee Written by Jimmy Lee Starring Annie Lee Philip Moon Christine Ma …   Wikipedia

  • 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 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

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