dodge a bullet
also dodge the bullet phrasal to narrowly avoid an unwelcome, harmful, or disastrous outcome or occurrence <
coastal towns dodged a bullet when the hurricane veered out to sea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dodge a bullet —    If you dodge a bullet, you narrowly avoid a very serious problem or a disaster.     I dodged a bullet when I missed the plane. It crashed just after take off …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dodge a bullet — verb /dɒdʒ ə ˈbʊlɪt/ to have a narrow escape; to avoid injury or disaster Harold dodged a bullet. He got a D on the final exam …   Wiktionary

  • dodge a bullet — avoid a failure or loss or injury    Kevin dodged a bullet. He got a D on the final exam …   English idioms

  • dodge a bullet — phrasal : to avoid a potentially unpleasant outcome not … too late to dodge the tax bullet on a losing fund Douglas Armstrong …   Useful english dictionary

  • dodge the bullet — phrasal see dodge a bullet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dodge the bullet — If someone has dodged a bullet, they have successfully avoided a very serious problem …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • dodge a/the bullet — see ↑dodge, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑bullet dodge a/the bullet chiefly US informal : to barely avoid being hit or affected by something harmful The island dodged a bullet when the hurricane turned south. • • • Main Entry: ↑dodge …   Useful english dictionary

  • bullet — /ˈbʊlət / (say booluht) noun 1. a small metal projectile, part of a cartridge, for firing from small arms. 2. a small ball. 3. Also, bullet point. a heavy dot used in a document to make a particular passage of text more prominent, especially used …   Australian English dictionary

  • bullet — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ speeding ▪ stray ▪ single ▪ live ▪ explosive ▪ lead …   Collocations dictionary

  • Bullet-time — Le bullet time est un effet visuel obtenu grâce à une série d appareils photo disposés autour de l action. Ils sont déclenchés simultanément – ou avec un différentiel de temps très court –, ce qui permet après montage de simuler un mouvement de… …   Wikipédia en Français

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