within an inch of
phrasal almost to the point of <
came within an inch of succeeding
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • within an inch of one's life — {adv. phr.} Until you are almost dead; near to dying. * /The bear clawed the hunter within an inch of his life./ Often used after to . * /The prize fighter was beaten to within an inch of his life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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