close shave
noun Date: 1834 a narrow escape

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  • close\ shave — • 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 shave — If you have a close shave, you very nearly have a serious accident or get into trouble …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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

  • close shave — close′ shave′ [[t]kloʊs[/t]] n. Informal. inf a narrow escape from serious danger or trouble • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

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

  • Close Shave — This article is about the a cappella quartet. See A Close Shave for the half hour short featuring Wallace and Gromit. Close Shave is one of Australia s longest serving male a cappella quartets. Based in Hobart, the quartet delights audiences at… …   Wikipedia

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

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

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

  • close shave — noun a) A shave that is very short or near the skin. He used a new razor blade for a good, close shave. b) A near accident or mishap; a dangerous or risky encounter or incident …   Wiktionary

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